4523159: suggestion for a bugfix for 13 year old "jars in path with !"

Daniel Wilhlem wilhelm at appwork.org
Tue Sep 15 10:10:41 UTC 2015

Am 15.09.2015 um 11:59 schrieb Alan Bateman:
> On 15/09/2015 10:48, Seán Coffey wrote:
>> Daniel,
>> Thanks for your investigation on this issue. Networking issues should 
>> be discussed on the net-dev [1] mailing list. Please post your 
>> comments and patch to that list.
> Right, plus it would be good to  dig up the history of previous 
> attempts at this one. There was at least one attempt at this that had 
> to be backed out, in JDK 5 or JDK 6 (and before OpenJDK), too easy to 
> break the long standing behavior.
> -Alan.
Hi Alan,

thanks for joining/commenting on this one.
I guess the previous attempt you were talking about, was the change of 
indexof vs lastindexof that broke the current implementation.
Our approach does not break anything as we simply search for the real 
jar file in filesystem than relying on indexof.
I tested it with many different paths. Even 
'/home/daniel/!test!/test.jar/test.jar!/realJarFile.jar work fine now.
I also received many feedback from our customers (different OS) that it 
works fine now with ! in paths.

best regards

PS: @ Seán shall I change/post to other mailing list then?

Daniel Wilhelm
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