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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: [Error handling] NullPointer or IllegalArgument?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:03:19 GMT

On Thursday, Aug 14, 2003, at 09:50 Europe/London, James Strachan wrote:

> I favour IAE myself as a guideline though wouldn't rule against NPE in 
> some code.

In what situations would you use a NPE, then? I can't think of any 
situation where an NPE could be considered useful when in all other 
times it reports a bug.

In the situations you outline in your next message, why couldn't you 
use (say) IAE or even RuntimeException?


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