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From Chas Honton <c...@honton.org>
Subject Re: [GitHub] commons-lang pull request: Ability to throw checked exceptions wit...
Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:59:58 GMT
+1

Since the beginning of Java, checked exceptions have been the bane of library developers.
 

I remember using two  classes with the same name in Java 1.1.  The class which did not have
a throws clause was used to compile against.  The class with the throws clause was substituted
into the final runtime jar. 

Chas

> On Jun 20, 2015, at 2:13 PM, jochenw <git@git.apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Github user jochenw commented on the pull request:
> 
>    https://github.com/apache/commons-lang/pull/98#issuecomment-113820743
> 
>    @netomi: "I would prefer to explicitly throw the checked exception wrapped in a RuntimeException
as guava does in its Throwables class."
> 
>    That is (IMO) a valid point. OTOH, I'd bet my house on the fact that there are users
out there who will take a different stance.
> 
>    In other words: That doesn't mean that we must reject the stuff. If we document, what
problems may, or may not, arise, then let the users decide whether to use that stuff or not.
> 
>    And, besides: Nothing prevents us to add another method, which will use an UndeclaredThrowableException,
or whatever, as a wrapper, and which you and me will likely prefer.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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