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  1. Velocity
  2. VELOCITY-901

hyphen in identifiers cause parse error


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Not A Bug
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Engine
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      Upon upgrading to Velocity 2.0 from a very old version (1.4), hyphens in identifiers in templates throw a ParseException.

      To verify what was happening, I did a clean install of velocity 2.0 to test your example code.  After running the unmodified "example2.vm" successfully I added an identifier with a hyphen and the parse error occurred.

      Apologies if I am missing something (e.g. spec change on identifiers).  If this is an issue that will take a while to fix, please let me know so that I can change out the hyphens to underbars in id's in my template sets.

      Attached are:   1) code snippet 2) parse exception msg 3) cl used to invoke velocity 2.0 upon example2.vm

      Best Regards


      1) code snippet

      #set($test-var-w-hyphen = "test")

      test-var-w-hyphen : $test-var-w-hyphen


      2) Parse exception

      [main] ERROR org.apache.velocity.parser - example2.vm: Encountered "-" at line 20, column 11.
      Was expecting one of:
      "[" ...
      <WHITESPACE> ...
      <NEWLINE> ...
      "=" ...


      3) Command Script

      java -cp .:/home/test-a/.ant/lib/commons-lang3-3.8.jar:/home/test-a/.ant/lib/slf4j-api-1.7.25.jar:/home/test-a/.ant/lib/velocity-engine-core-2.0.jar:/home/test-a/.ant/lib/velocity-engine-scripting-2.0.jar:/home/test-a/.ant/lib/slf4j-simple-1.7.25.jar org.apache.velocity.example.Example2




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                claude Claude Brisson
                mobileboy66 Mark Newton
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