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From "Leo Sutic" <leo.su...@inspireinfrastructure.com>
Subject Exceptions (was: RE: [Avalon4:PROPOSAL] Context Consensus)
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 19:32:19 GMT

> From: Noel J. Bergman [mailto:noel@devtech.com] 
> > I prefer for the component to [do] the cast and explode if 
> it fails. 
> > The responsibility is on the container to catch and log the 
> exception.
> The contract throws ContextException.  There is nothing in 
> the API contract that says that a container must 
> intelligently handle ClassCastException, or what it might 
> mean semantically.

True, but here we're really going into whether RuntimeExceptions
should be tested for and caught. In the end I guess it just matters
how much defensive programming you want to put in. Your example
is too much for me to accept as a coding guideline, but if you
want to write code that way...


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