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From "Anton Avtamonov" <anton.avtamo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] matching RI exceptions -- are we required to have this type of compatibility?
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:46:06 GMT
On 4/25/06, Jimmy, Jing Lv <firepure@gmail.com> wrote:
<SNIP>
> For the example 1) I mean the spec usually merge several exceptions into
> one parent exception. In this situation, commonly RI throws child
> exception itself, although it is hard to tell what RI exactly throw in
> some special situation.
> And I think we are not "improving" the spec if we throw child
> exceptions, it is just convention or something writing "throws
> IOException" instead of writing "throws connectionException,
> UnknownHostException". We do follow spec if we throw child exception.
>
> > The idea behind the question is: why not just copy RI in this case
> > (conforming Tim's guidelines)?
> >
>
> Yes,I firmly agree with Tim's guidelines. We should first follow spec
> and then RI. In this case, we still follow the spec, right? :)

Absolutely!

The question was: why we decided to throw sub-classing exceptions. If
the answer is: "because RI does" I completely support such decision
(which completely complies Tim's guidelines).

--
Anton Avtamonov,
Intel Middleware Products Division

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