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From "Gary Gregory" <ggreg...@seagullsoftware.com>
Subject RE: [lang] enhanced version of Class.forName
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2005 16:08:34 GMT
IMO, you let the underlying JRE API throw the exception. 

Gary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Carman [mailto:james@carmanconsulting.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:28 AM
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List'
> Subject: RE: [lang] enhanced version of Class.forName
> 
> Well, what does the [lang] "team" think about this approach (just
letting
> Class.forName() throw the ClassNotFoundException)?  Does this work for
you
> guys?  I have added a patch to issue 36512 which includes code to
> implement
> it this way (my latest patch).  Are there any votes against this
method
> being implemented this way?  If not, do you guys care if I go ahead
and
> commit it (I'll wait a while for votes)?  Since I'm not a "normal"
[lang]
> committer, I don't want to step on anyone's toes.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuel Bourg [mailto:ebourg@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:04 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: [lang] enhanced version of Class.forName
> 
> James Carman wrote:
> > Do you think we need to go through the trouble of throwing an
> > IllegalArgumentException if it's not a well-formed class name
(starts
> with
> > character, blah blah blah)?  Or, can we just let it throw a
> > ClassNotFoundException after doing as much as we can with the string
> that's
> > passed in (i.e. transforming it into the proper format)?
> 
> I was going to make this suggestion, that seems good enough to me.
> 
> Emmanuel Bourg
> 
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