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From Chris Gray <chris.g...@kiffer.be>
Subject Re: [classlib] Exception throwing compatibility
Date Thu, 11 May 2006 06:23:54 GMT

> * Dmitry (who raised the issue) believes that we should change the
> Harmony code to throw the type named in the Javadoc/specification (i.e.
> the supertype j.l.IndexOutOfBoundsException).

Dmitry is wrong.

> * Nathan believes that the code already abides by the specification and
> that there is no need for any change in this area.

Nathan is right.

> * Little old me thinks that there *is* a problem here but that the
> solution is to do as the RI does and throw exceptions with the very same
> runtime type as the RI. That's based on my interpretation of the
> exception-throwing compatibility guidelines [2], in particular the
> fragment "Harmony class library code should throw exceptions of the same
> type as the RI".

You are right too. If it were my project I would change to mimic the RI once 
the discrepancy were pointed out to me, but I wouldn't (and don't) go looking 
for such things.


Chris Gray        /k/ Embedded Java Solutions      BE0503765045
Embedded & Mobile Java, OSGi    http://www.k-embedded-java.com/
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