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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (POOL-268) Remove throws <RuntimeException> from all method signatures
Date Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:00:22 GMT


Sebb commented on POOL-268:

Here is one of the methods in java.lang.Integer:

public static int parseInt(String s) throws NumberFormatException

That is an RTE and it's recoverable in many cases.

> Remove throws <RuntimeException> from all method signatures
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: POOL-268
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Pool
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.2
>            Reporter: Michael Osipov
> Unfortunately, many signatures carry a {{throws <RuntimeException>}} like {{IllegalStateException}},
etc. This is incorrect. A runtime exception never appears in the signature but only in the
Javadocs because runtime exception indicate a programming error.
> This violates against Java programming rules and Joshua Bloch's Effective Java.

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