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From "John Vines (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1965) Invalid table names (& namespaces) should have dedicated error codes
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:48:39 GMT

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John Vines commented on ACCUMULO-1965:
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Valid table names aren't quite the same as null arguments. We should provide a utility for
checking because users shouldn't depend on constants.valid table regex. 


Then, if they still fail, it could be an illegal argument exception or a typed exception (but
never just a runtime exception) . And an illegal argument exception should be fine because
that's the only real argument to create table. 

So either solution should work, but it seems like we should have a table name check utility
available to users in the client api. 

> Invalid table names (& namespaces) should have dedicated error codes
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1965
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1965
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: client
>            Reporter: John Vines
>
> To improve the client API, we should minimize the number of exceptions that require String
parsing to determine the exception type. Table naming errors is one of them.



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