Please review fix for 7146424: Wildcard expansion for single entry classpath

Kumar Srinivasan kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.COM
Mon Jul 30 12:32:40 UTC 2012

HI David,

> I can't comment on the details of the actual expansion logic, nor the 
> tests.

Akhil and I have gone over this.

> Looking at the overall structure I'm still unclear why more of this 
> isn't just hidden in win32 only files. Why do the new JLI_* methods 
> have to be JLI methods? I would have hoped that everything could be 
> hidden/handled inside CreateApplicationArgs/

We need JLI_* methods because all of the launcher's implementation is in 
the library on Unix
and on windows, jli.dll.

Now, main.c is a common stub which provides the main/Winmain for all the 
launchers, meaning java
as well as javac, javap etc. therefore main.c is linked with 
and  all of them call into the JLI_Launch an
entry point which starts the launch, with the argc, argv, Note that 
substantial argument processing is performed much before we reach 

Since this expansion is required before we call into JLI_Launch, we need 
to call JLI_CmdToArgs
specifically for Windows, for our parsed arguments, so that we can 
substitute argc, argv with our parsed version.

Does that answer your question ? So do you have reservations about 
exposing the JLI_* interfaces,
I think it is possible to  encapsulate these completely within the jli 
library, thus not needing to
export those interfaces, but that will complicate the logic within 
JLI_Launch, requiring platform
specific expansions functions. I think what we have now is a lot cleaner.

> One specific comment:
> share/bin/main.c:
>   99 #ifdef _WIN32
>  100     {
>  101         int i = 0;
>  102         if (getenv(JLDEBUG_ENV_ENTRY) != NULL) {
>  103             printf("Windows original main args:\n");
>  104             for (i = 0 ; i < __argc ; i++) {
>  105                 printf("wwwd_args[%d] = %s\n", i, __argv[i]);
>  106             }
>  107         }
>  108     }
> Does MSC not permit declaration of i inside the for loop? It avoids 
> the need for the extra scope.
MSC permits,  there are two uses of the for-loop counters, I guess I can 
create one variable to handle
both, and eliminate the scopes.


> David
> -----
> On 27/07/2012 10:41 PM, Kumar Srinivasan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please review the fix
>> to address:
>> 7146424: Wildcard expansion for single entry classpath
>> and
>> Notes:
>> a. cmdtoargs.c will be pushed as a separate changeset using a 
>> separate CR
>> and with contributor attribution to akhil.arora at
>> b. src/solaris/bin/java_md.c is a redundant file and will be removed,
>> webrev for whatever reason is not reporting it.
>> Thanks
>> Kumar

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