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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-793) Javadocs should explain possible causes for IOExceptions
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2007 18:04:09 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on LUCENE-793:
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Should we add more precise exceptions for these cases, and add them to the 'throws' for these
methods?  If we make these subclasses of IOException then this would be back-compatible.

> Javadocs should explain possible causes for IOExceptions
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-793
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-793
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Javadocs
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>         Assigned To: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Most methods in Lucene reserve the right to throw an IOException.  This can occur for
nearly all methods from low level problems like wrong permissions, transient IO errors, bad
hard drive or corrupted file system, corrupted index, etc, but for some methods there are
also more interesting causes that we should try to document.
> Spinoff of this thread:
>     http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/lucene/java-user/44929

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