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Bug ID: JDK-4165411 java.lang.System: Forbid the modification of read-only system properties
JDK-4165411 : java.lang.System: Forbid the modification of read-only system properties

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
1998-08-11
Status:
Open
Updated Date:
2005-10-24
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
Component:
core-libs
OS:
windows_nt,generic
Sub-Component:
java.lang
CPU:
x86,generic
Priority:
P4
Resolution:
Unresolved
Affected Versions:
1.1.6,1.2.0,1.3.0,1.4.0,6
Targeted Versions:

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Description
Though many system properties are read-only, the VM and the runtime system
allow them to be set, sometimes with unpredictable if not disastrous results.
We should identify precisely which system properties are read-only and disallow
them from being set either on the command line or via the methods in the
java.lang.System class.  -- mr@eng 8/11/1998

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

This should be done, but careful thought and possibly some API changes are
required.  It's too late for 1.2.  -- mr@eng 9/3/1998
                                     
1998-09-03



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