[GRADLE-715] Circular Runtime Project Dependencies cause stack overflow Created: 22/Oct/09  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.8
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Steve Appling Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0

Issue Links:
Duplicated by GRADLE-944 StackOverflowError with circular mult... Resolved


Circular project dependencies cause a stack overflow exception.

While circular compile dependencies are not useful, they should fail more gracefully (like circular task dependencies do).

While generally indicative of a design problem, circular runtime (configuration) dependencies should be supported. This generally just needs to result in all the projects being on the classpath.

We have a circular dependency which built and ran with our system under ant and we are having problems migrating this to gradle. The compile dependency was broken using reflection, but both projects needed to be on the runtime classpath for it to work. We can't accomplish this with gradle now.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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