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Java - Ant tags/keywords

bsf_manager, bsf_runner, buildexception, buildexception, classloader, javax_manager, javax_manager, oatau, scriptrunnerbase, scriptrunnerbase, string, string, unable, util_opt

The source code

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 *  this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
 *  The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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 * This is a helper class used by ScriptRunnerHelper to
 * create a ScriptRunner based on a classloader and
 * on a language.
public class ScriptRunnerCreator {
    private static final String AUTO = "auto";
    private static final String OATAU = "";
    private static final String UTIL_OPT = OATAU + ".optional";

    private static final String BSF = "bsf";
    private static final String BSF_PACK = "org.apache.bsf";
    private static final String BSF_MANAGER = BSF_PACK + ".BSFManager";
    private static final String BSF_RUNNER = UTIL_OPT + ".ScriptRunner";

    private static final String JAVAX = "javax";
    private static final String JAVAX_MANAGER = "javax.script.ScriptEngineManager";
    private static final String JAVAX_RUNNER = UTIL_OPT + ".JavaxScriptRunner";

    private Project     project;
    private String      manager;
    private String      language;
    private ClassLoader scriptLoader = null;

     * Constructor for creator.
     * @param project the current project.
    public ScriptRunnerCreator(Project project) {
        this.project = project;

     * Create a ScriptRunner.
     * @param manager      the script manager ("auto" | "bsf" | "javax")
     * @param language     the language.
     * @param classLoader  the classloader to use
     * @return the created script runner.
     * @throws BuildException if unable to create the ScriptRunner.
    public ScriptRunnerBase createRunner(
        String manager, String language, ClassLoader classLoader) {
        this.manager      = manager;
        this.language     = language;
        this.scriptLoader = classLoader;

        if (language == null) {
            throw new BuildException("script language must be specified");
        if (!manager.equals(AUTO) && !manager.equals(JAVAX) && !manager.equals(BSF)) {
                throw new BuildException(
                    "Unsupported language prefix " + manager);

        // Check for bsf first then javax
        // This version does not check if the scriptManager
        // supports the language.

        ScriptRunnerBase ret = null;
        ret = createRunner(BSF, BSF_MANAGER, BSF_RUNNER);
        if (ret == null) {
            ret = createRunner(JAVAX, JAVAX_MANAGER, JAVAX_RUNNER);
        if (ret != null) {
            return ret;
        if (JAVAX.equals(manager)) {
            throw new BuildException(
                "Unable to load the script engine manager "
                + "(" + JAVAX_MANAGER + ")");
        } else if (BSF.equals(manager)) {
            throw new BuildException(
                "Unable to load the BSF script engine manager "
                + "(" + BSF_MANAGER + ")");
        } else {
            throw new BuildException(
                "Unable to load a script engine manager "
                + "(" + BSF_MANAGER + " or " + JAVAX_MANAGER + ")");

     * Create a script runner if the scriptManager matches the passed
     * in manager.
     * This checks if the script manager exists in the scriptLoader
     * classloader and if so it creates and returns the script runner.
     * @param checkManager check if the manager matchs this value.
     * @param mangagerClass the name of the script manager class.
     * @param runnerClass   the name of ant's script runner for this manager.
     * @return the script runner class.
     * @throws BuildException if there is a problem creating the runner class.
    private ScriptRunnerBase createRunner(
        String checkManager, String managerClass, String runnerClass) {
        ScriptRunnerBase runner = null;
        if (!manager.equals(AUTO) && !manager.equals(checkManager)) {
            return null;
        if (scriptLoader.getResource(
                LoaderUtils.classNameToResource(managerClass)) == null) {
            return null;
        try {
            runner = (ScriptRunnerBase) Class.forName(
                runnerClass, true, scriptLoader).newInstance();
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            // NotReached

        return runner;

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