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From "Brent Worden" <>
Subject RE: [math] @throws IllegalArgumentException
Date Sat, 14 Jun 2003 22:02:02 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Steitz []
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 4:21 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: [math] @throws IllegalArgumentException
> I am dutifully cleaning up the CheckStyle warnings in my code and I am
> hesitating to remove @throws IllegalArgumentException, which CheckStyle
> currently complains about. I am a little ambivalent about this.  There
> is a property (checkstyle.javadoc.checkUnusedThrows) that we can set to
> make it ignore these. I notice that [lang] has this set to false. I
> actually prefer to leave these "unused throws tags" in. Any strong
> opinions on this?
> Phil

I have no problem with it.

A better alternative might be to explicitly add runtime exceptions to the
throws clause of methods.  This doesn't effect callers as they're still not
required to add try-catch blocks. Plus, we could then leave the check enable
to catch any actual violations.

Brent Worden

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