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Alloy (ALOY)

[ALOY-887] In XML files of an Alloy project, open a comment block but not closing it, will hang up the compiler

GitHub Issuen/a
Resolution Date2014-02-04T20:54:58.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sAlloy 1.4.0
Labelsqe-testadded, supportTeam
ReporterMauro Parra-Miranda
AssigneeTim Poulsen


The compiler will start compilation but will remain in the XML file forever. In the Studio you will not see any error. If you compile it manually in the command line, you will see in which specific file is "freezed", but again no error. Example:


  1. Tim Poulsen 2014-01-22

    This behavior is caused by an issue with the xmldom module upon which Alloy depends. See https://github.com/jindw/xmldom/issues/68 Also possibly related would be https://github.com/jindw/xmldom/issues/40
  2. Tim Poulsen 2014-01-22

    I've submitted a pull request to the xmldom project that fixes this error. https://github.com/jindw/xmldom/pull/74
  3. Tony Lukasavage 2014-02-04

    PR: https://github.com/appcelerator/alloy/pull/323 test app: https://github.com/appcelerator/alloy/tree/master/test/apps/testing/ALOY-887 Functional test should include running the test app above and confirming that it generates a compile time error that looks like this:
       [DEBUG] [INFO]  ----- MVC GENERATION -----
       [DEBUG] [INFO]  [global style] writing to cache...
       [DEBUG] [INFO]  [index.xml] view processing...
       [DEBUG] [INFO]    style:      "index.tss"
       [DEBUG] [INFO]    view:       "index.xml"
       [DEBUG] [ERROR] Error parsing XML file.
       [DEBUG] [ERROR] Unclosed comment
       [DEBUG] [ERROR] @#[line:4,col:3]
       [DEBUG] [ERROR] Alloy compiler failed
  4. Federico Casali 2014-05-13

    Verified as fixed. TiSDK 3.3.0.v20140513115438 Alloy 1.4.0-dev Appcelerator Studio CLI 3.3.0-dev Closing.

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