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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: [i18n] Hardcoded message strings
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2003 07:32:32 GMT
On Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003, at 19:13 Europe/London, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> -1 for the reason below and I believe this type of requirement on 
> programmers will lead to worse exception handling.  If a developer has 
> to add a new class for every exception message, they won't throw 
> exceptions

Additionally, in a public 'spec' package you aren't allowed to add your 
own public subclasses of the spec exception. You could have non-public 
exceptions, but that would provide little benefit to the caller since 
they would not be able catch them directly (as they would not be 

> On Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at 12:51 PM, Cabrera, Alan wrote:
>> Think about the ramifications of this proposal, it will lead to deep 
>> and
>> wide inheritance hierarchies for our exceptions.  Do we want this?

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