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From Aditya Gore <aditya.g...@sun.com>
Subject Re: [Error handling] NullPointer or IllegalArgument?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:13:00 GMT
+1 for IAE. NPEs are horrible beasts!

Alex Blewitt wrote:

> 
> 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?
> 
> Alex.
> 



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