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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: matching reference implementation exception behaviour
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:28:40 GMT


Paulex Yang wrote:
> Mark
> 
> You just point out a serious issue ;-) . The RI is just a concept, in 
> fact we have many RIs, Sun's JDK, BEA's JDK, even different versions, 
> Sun JDK 1.5.0, 1.5.0.04, 1.5.0.06...(even more in future I expects), and 
> on different platforms(win32, linux32, still even more in future)...In 
> fact sometimes they have different behavior themselves, it is very 
> reasonable that 1.5.06 fix some bugs of 1.5.0, so that some different 
> exceptions thrown(more reasonable IAE instead of NPE, for example), or 
> more seriously, different results returned... Samples are available upon 
> request:).

Actually, there only is one RI for any given spec, and in this case, I 
guess we judge it to be the latest version of a spec that comes from 
Sun? (The question isn't if it comes from Sun - as the spec lead, they 
supply the RI - but rather what version...)

geir

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