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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 11:56:14 GMT
This aspect is easy.  I'll just ask Sun.

geir


Anton Avtamonov wrote:
> On 4/18/06, Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com> 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.
> 
> Yes, right. I saw several times like people did that and even did by
> myself for javac.
> 
> If I remember we decided not to copy the mesages because it is
> *possibly* a legal isssue and maybe copyrightable. Is it possible to
> ask apache legal? Probably the answer will solve our problems :-).
> 
> Wishes,
> --
> Anton Avtamonov,
> Intel Middleware Products Division
> 
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