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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: should strings in exceptions match the reference implementation?
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:55:48 GMT
Yes - great example.  The point is for mechanical means, but familiarity 
for users - we don't want them to be "uncomfortable" when using the 
Harmony class library - we want it to feel the same as when they use it 
from Sun...

geir


Mark Hindess wrote:
> I thought my first message in this thread made this clear but obviously not.
> 
> I'm not suggesting that code would care if the exception messages are
> identical.  I was suggesting that it is probably now quite common for
> users to type error messages straight in to google.  Therefore having
> messages match those of existing implementations would help our users
> find the cause of an exception.
> 
> Regards,
>  Mark.
> 
> On 4/18/06, Chris Gray <chris.gray@kiffer.be> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 18 April 2006 09:37, Mark Hindess wrote:
>>> Are you saying that Classpath does match strings in exceptions?
>> No. Ah, I see: the "do" in Geir's question stood for "what is Classpath's
>> policy wrt to exception messages matching those of the RI?". Then I don't
>> speak authoritatively, but I've never noticed Classpath going out of its way
>> to be compatible at this level. But then I would never write code which
>> depended on the precise contents of an exception message ...
>>
>> Sorry for the confusion,
>>
>> Chris
>>
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> 
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> Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
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