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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: <javac>, System.exit() and security managers
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2002 08:20:16 GMT
On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 09:44, Steve Loughran wrote:
> I have just committed the test case for javac which demonstrates that
> unforked execution does not pick up exit codes, seemingly because there is
> no security manager in place to catch calls to System.exit(), which is at
> odds with my vague recollections.

Unfortunately installing a security manager is backwards incompatible so it 
not get added ;(

> We have the ant.util.optional.NoExitSecurityManager, but IDEA says that
> nobody is using this class. So how do are we currently trying to stop
> <javac> tasks from calling System.exit(), and, given that it clearly does
> not work, how can we fix it.

I don't think we can without forking.



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