RFR: 8067951: System.loadLibrary cannot find library when path contains quoted entry

Roger Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com
Mon Jan 5 15:40:00 UTC 2015

Hi Ivan,

For this small difference in the implementations, I'd recommend against 
two different source files.  The path initialization function is a one 
time function and
the performance improvement is not significant.

  I'd suggest a few comments on your 2nd version[1].

- The windows check should check the system property or other definitive 
os check
   and could be better expressed (as Alan suggested) as quotesAllowed.
- in the loop testing for the quote (") can come before the 
quotesAllowed check to
   speed things up (no need to check if they are allowed if they do not 
   This code is unlikely to be executed enough times to optimized.


[1] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~igerasim/8067951/2/webrev/

On 1/4/2015 3:23 PM, Ivan Gerasimov wrote:
> On 04.01.2015 22:50, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> On 03/01/2015 17:39, Ivan Gerasimov wrote:
>>> Currently, there are tree variants of ClassLoaderHelper: for 
>>> Windows, for Unix and for MacOS.
>>> We have to either duplicate code in Unix and MacOS realizations, or 
>>> introduce another Helper class for initializing paths only, which 
>>> would have only two realizations: for Windows and all Unixes.
>> When I made the comment then I was thinking of a method such as 
>> allowsQuotedPathElements (or a better name) that returns a boolean to 
>> indicate if quoting of path elements is allowed or not. That would 
>> abstract the capability a bit without needing to do isWindows checks.
> Ah, I see.
> Though, not needing to check for quotes allows a bit more efficient 
> implementation, so splitting the code for different platforms may also 
> make sense.
> I did it with another helper class in this webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~igerasim/8067951/3/webrev/
> Sincerely yours,
> Ivan
>> -Alan.

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