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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-249) Enhance closeQuietly to indicate success
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:31:32 GMT

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Gary Gregory commented on IO-249:
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How about looking at this more generally? Should all "quiet" methods return a Throwable?

> Enhance closeQuietly to indicate success
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-249
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-249
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 2.0
>            Reporter: Paul Benedict
>            Assignee: Paul Benedict
>            Priority: Minor
>
> 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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