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From "Marshall Schor (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MJAVADOC-312) having parenthesis as part of a path causes ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exception
Date Sat, 12 Mar 2011 04:30:22 GMT
having parenthesis as part of a path causes ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exception

                 Key: MJAVADOC-312
             Project: Maven 2.x Javadoc Plugin
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 2.7
            Reporter: Marshall Schor
            Priority: Minor

If you are running this plugin, for a project in a directory, where the directory name contains
a parenthesized part, e.g., "(2)", the method getExcludedPackages in class JavadocUtil fails
on line 508 saying ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException - with the array index being "1".

This is due to incorrect assmptions being made about characters in file paths, in particular,
the code on line 507 is using a file path as a regular expression - to chop off the part in
front that matches.  This only works, if no characters in the file path string are "special
meaning" characters for regular expressions, and parenthesis are, of course.

The way parenthesis got into the path name was: 
1) I downloaded from the web a source release zip file.

2) later I downloaded an updated version of this same file.  My browser, seeing I already
had a file by that name in my "Downloads" area, named this 2nd download as xxxx (2).zip -
adding the "(2)" to the name of the download.

3) My "unzipper" creates a directory with the same name as the zip file by convention, so
the directory was named ... /xxxx (2)/ .... 

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