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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: [Error handling] NullPointer or IllegalArgument?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 10:36:00 GMT
I do not agree with the Exceptions section listed in the wiki.  I think 
that a NPE can be thrown where appropriate.  For argument methods which 
must not be null a NPE is not appropriate.  I think we should change 
the text to make it clear that if you must throw an NPE, then it is 
okay, but that you need to have a reason todo so and that it must have 
a description.


On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 05:16  PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

>> org.apache.geronimo.common.NullArgumentException extends "NPE" and
>> throw new NullArgumentException("address");
>> (the class name doesn't match with NPE though)
> What?  NAE extends IAE... really it does.
> --jason

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