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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [NET] ParserInitializationException root cause
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:50:09 GMT
On 15 March 2011 23:40, Daniel Gredler <dgredler@dhlglobalmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I have a question about ParserInitializationException; it appears to
> have its own "rootCause" instance variable, rather than using
> RuntimeException's constructors which allow a cause to be specified
> (ParserInitializationException extends RuntimeException). So for example
> on line 53 of the class [1], I would expect to see a simple invocation
> to "super(message, rootCause)".
>
>
>
> The reason this has come up is that we're logging these exceptions using
> log4j, but because ParserInitializationException doesn't use the
> standard JDK exception chaining, we don't get visibility into the root
> issue. Does anyone know why this exception was built this way?

Commons NET 1.4.1 targets Java 1.3+, and RuntimeException only added
chaining in 1.4.

Commons NET 2.x targets 1.5+, but was derived from the 1.x codeline.

> Would anyone else consider this a bug?

Feel free to raise JIRA issue to get this changed.

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