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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject [classlib] bug-to-bug compatibility: SecureRandom
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2006 08:13:24 GMT
Hello,

one more issue for discussion/approval.

class: java.security.SecureRandom
method: public static SecureRandom getInstance(String algorithm)

According to spec, it throws:
NoSuchAlgorithmException - if the RNG algorithm is not available in
the caller's environment.

RI throws NullPointerException if algorithm==null (seems like they don't do
any check)

Harmony currently makes explicit check:
        if (algorithm == null) {
            throw new NullPointerException("Algorithm is null");
        }

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mikhail Loenko
Intel Middleware Products Division

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