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From "Sander Verhagen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SUREFIRE-1309) Clarify %regex
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:27:58 GMT

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Sander Verhagen commented on SUREFIRE-1309:
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The issue wasn't meant to clarify to me how it works (I spent plenty of time, and figured
out something that works for me), but it was about improving the documentation.

> Clarify %regex
> --------------
>
>                 Key: SUREFIRE-1309
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SUREFIRE-1309
>             Project: Maven Surefire
>          Issue Type: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 2.19.1
>         Environment: Probably any environment
>            Reporter: Sander Verhagen
>            Assignee: Tibor Digana
>
> It would be good to clarify the {{%regex ...}} feature:
> 1. While it is said to be regular expression, it really is a {{regular expression + ".class"}}
kind of thing. This does not work (while it is proper regex):
> {noformat}.+\.class{noformat} The following works (while it is not proper regex): {noformat}.+.class{noformat}
> 2. Clarify that one is supposed to match slashes between packages and class name, not
periods. The following [current documentation|http://maven.apache.org/components/surefire/maven-surefire-plugin/examples/inclusion-exclusion.html]
doesn't clarify that by just using "{{.*}}": {noformat}!%regex[pkg.*Slow.*.class]{noformat}
> 3. Clarify what the expectations are in terms of escaping characters
> I just spend literally ten hours figuring out a complex regex, going into TeamCity (which
by itself complicated the troubleshooting for me), and the documentation could have saved
my butt, here.



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