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From "Tim Williams (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FOR-914) [Java Coding] Do not raise exception when you can prevent them
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:07:14 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-914?page=comments#action_12425730 ] 
            
Tim Williams commented on FOR-914:
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+1, though I'm probably as guilty as the next person;(
Some reference material:
http://www.javaworld.com/jw-08-2000/jw-0818-exceptions.html

> [Java Coding] Do not raise exception when you can prevent them
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOR-914
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-914
>             Project: Forrest
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core operations
>    Affects Versions: 0.8-dev
>            Reporter: Thorsten Scherler
>
> I do not like that an exception is not prevented but catched. There are tons of try catch
blocks that are not needed at all if we use a
> cleaner solution.
> IMO it is way cleaner to test e.g. whether the source.exist() before trying to read form
it. This way a FileNotFoundException is prevented and we do not need to catch them.

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