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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Sshexec fail on starting a service (websphere)
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2004 22:08:52 GMT
Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Steve Loughran []

>>Can we ever move to a world where executed programs throw a full
>>exception up to the caller, rather than just return a status code?
> The decision to return a status code was probably made before I was born. If there were
a machine that ran Java as it's OS, rather than a java vm on top of solaris/linux/hpux/windows/etc,
we could have such an environment where exceptions could be thrown to the parent process.

I wonder when it does date from? Multrics? Or something earlier. 
Whatever, it needs improvement.

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