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From "Adrian Jackson" <>
Subject RE: [Error handling] NullPointer or IllegalArgument?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:31:59 GMT
quoth Berin Loritsch <>:
> Adrian Jackson wrote:
>> And I'd also add my +1 to the idea that we should never have have a
>> catch block for type Exception, except with very good reason.

> Heh, I've seen examples of catching Throwable--which IMO is far worse!

Absolutely - I've even seen it in commercial application servers before
now. Let's make sure we don't go down that route: guidelines should
probably point out that anyone using catch (Throwable t) without an
*extremely* good reason will be hunted down and killed. For their own
good, of course.


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