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How to enable JDK 1.4 assertions in Tomcat?

Thomas Wermter

Joined: May 08, 2003
Posts: 4
I want to use the assert statement from JDK 1.4 in my servlets in Tomcat 4.1.24 (Win). I know I have to enable it by a command line parameter -ea. But how do I tell this my Tomcat server?
I tried to set the CATALINA_OPTS shell variable
(CATALINA_OPTS="-ea") but it didn't work.
Any ideas?
Rene Larsen
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Joined: Oct 12, 2001
Posts: 1179

in 'setclasspath.bat' you need to insert this line:

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Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Posts: 3695

The potential problem with this: If your servlet throws an assertion error, is the container designed to handle it? I think not, because assertions aren't meant to be handled by code (even though they can be).

So... umm.... won't that cause the current thread to die with an assertion error? How would the container notify the browser that something had gone wrong? Would it perhaps kill the container?

I'd be interested to hear your results...

Also... moving this from Servlets -> Apache/Tomcat
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
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