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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Weird (apocryphal) reference to Tomcat in Wikipedia
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:31:11 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> All,
> I was reading the Wikipedia entry on .properties format yesterday
> ( and I saw a mention of
> Apache Tomcat that doesn't make any kind of sense to me:
> "
> In Apache Tomcat the exclamation mark denotes a Negation operator when
> used as the first non blank character in a line[citation needed].
> "
> I'm the one that added the "[citation needed]" with a note that I
> think this is false.
> Does anyone know if there was some kind of ancient version of Tomcat
> that read its own .properties files and added some kind of magic to do
> what the above says? I think it's a complete fabrication with no basis
> in reality.
> Any ideas?

Maybe a very indirect reference to :
(see : Exclusions and rule disabling)

but, like you, I think that this reference is quite irrelevant in that Wikipedia article.

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