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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [VFS] Softening the exceptions...
Date Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:49:08 GMT

On Oct 25, 2010, at 8:10 AM, James Carman wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Gary Gregory
> <> wrote:
>> Do we want the APIs to be quieter than using for example? Or, should
exceptions be thrown from similar places?
> Definitely quieter than!  I *hate* that API for its
> checked exceptions.
>> I am worried that we would make all APIs "quiet" (unchecked exceptions) as a opposed
to really thinking where exceptions should be checked or return an Boolean error code (like
File mkdir)
> I'm one of those folks who think the checked exceptions are evil, so I
> am fine with getting rid of them entirely (think about how much nicer
> your Hibernate code looks without the checked exceptions).  Boolean
> returns are fine I guess.  No real strong opinion on that one.

I'm not in favor of changing much at this point. I'd really like to get a release done without
too many more changes.  

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