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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-249) Enhance closeQuietly to indicate success
Date Thu, 30 Sep 2010 01:33:32 GMT


Niall Pemberton commented on IO-249:

Currently IO 2.0 is binary compatible with IO 1.4.

Because IO is widely used then if we break that compatibility - then we will have to change
the package names to avoid that. I don't want to do that IO 2.0 - I want it to be a drop in
replacement for IO 1.4

> Enhance closeQuietly to indicate success
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-249
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 2.0
>            Reporter: Paul Benedict
>            Assignee: Paul Benedict
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.x
> A convention of some programmers is to emit a log warning when a resource fails to close.
Granted, such a condition is an error, but there's no reasonable recourse to the failure.
Using IOUtils.closeQuietly() is very useful but all information about the success/failure
is hidden. Returning Throwable will give insight into the error for diagnostic purposes. This
change will be compatible with today's usage since the method currently returns void.

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