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From David Smith <d...@cornell.edu>
Subject Re: JAR file not finding external properties files
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 01:53:36 GMT
I agree there may be an exceptionally rare occasion where modifying 
classpath might be necessary.  But such advice should be reserved for 
expert use only and only if they fully understand the consequences.

--David

Rashmi Rubdi wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> On 5/1/07, David Smith <dns4@cornell.edu> wrote:
>> Mike, I see your issue is solved.  For the sake of the archives I feel
>> the need to respond to the suggestion of modifying the classpath.
>>
>> Please DO NOT modify the classpath.  Best practice is to work with the
>> existing classloader structure and put files in the proper places.
>
> Thats a good point, but some people have specific need to keep
> properties file in a
> separate location, in this case they have no other choice.
>
> But Mike's case is different, he didn't have this restriction, so I
> agree with you where it can be avoided, it is best to keep the
> properties file in the classes folder
>
> - CLASSPATH issues are one of those that take almost a day or two to 
> track down.
>
>> Modifying the class path environment variable is just asking for huge
>> problems.  You do it and then forget or the next developer/sysadmin in
>> line doesn't know it and all sorts of quirky problems show up.
>>
>> --David
>
> -Regards
> Rashmi
>
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