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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] [luni] Ignored Exceptions and HARMONY-2939
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:27:10 GMT

the logic looks OK for me in this method. SecurityException shows that
testing url should not be added to reduced list in this case.

SY, Alexey

2007/1/8, Sian January <sianjanuary@googlemail.com>:
> Hello everyone,
> I have recently been looking at ignored Exceptions in luni (i.e. places
> where an Exception is caught but the catch block is empty).  These are
> generally a bad idea because if an Exception does occur it is lost - the
> user doesn't see it and it's not logged anywhere either, so if it causes a
> problem in the program it is very difficult to find the root cause.
> I would like to discuss one of these in particular, in
> URLCLassLoader.findResources where an IOException and a
> SecurityException are ignored.  Since the signature of the method says that
> it throws an IOException (and SecurityException is a subtype of
> RuntimeException) I thought the try-catch block could probably be removed
> entirely.  However it is an API method and I am finding it difficult to
> write a test case for this because I'm not sure how to force either of those
> Exceptions.
> Geir suggested it might be an interesting topic for the mailing list so
> please post your thoughts.  Also if anyone knows how to write the test case
> that would be especially helpful.  Details at
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2939.
> Thanks,
> Sian
> --
> Sian January
> IBM Java Technology Centre, UK

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