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Subject [jira] [Commented] (THRIFT-4562) Calling wrong exception CTOR leads to "call failed: unknown result" instead of the real exception being thrown
Date Wed, 02 May 2018 20:59:00 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on THRIFT-4562:

Jens-G opened a new pull request #1551: THRIFT-4562 Calling wrong exception CTOR leads to
"call failed: unkno…
   …wn result" instead of the real exception being thrown
   Client: Delphi
   Patch: Jens Geyer

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> Calling wrong exception CTOR leads to "call failed: unknown result" instead of the real
exception being thrown
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: THRIFT-4562
>                 URL:
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Delphi - Compiler
>            Reporter: Jens Geyer
>            Priority: Major
> h2. Problem
> # In contrast to other languages, there is no real way to prevent Delphi from inheriting
unwanted CTORs.
>  # The generated code initializes an "exception factory" helper object used for serializing
the exception info over the wire. This helper object is instantiated in two cases:
>  ** a) in the CTORs that are defined in the exception class
>  ** b) when a property setter is called on that instance
> h2. Example
> The following IDL:
> {code:java}
> exception ApiException {
>  1: string     Msg
>  2: i32  Error
> }
> {code}
> results in this Delphi code:
> {code:java}
> TApiException = class(TException)
> // ... some unrelevant details omitted ...
> public
>   constructor Create; overload;
>   constructor Create( const AMsg: System.string; AError: System.Integer); overload;
>   // ... more code ...
> end; 
> {code}
> Due to the inheritance from {{TException}} and finally {{System.Exception}}, a bunch
of other CTORs is inherited, such as:
> {code:java}
>   constructor Create(const Msg: string);
> {code}
> From this, a situation may arise, in which the developer instantiates the instance by
calling one of the inherited CTORs (which do not intialize the Factory helper object), then
raising the exception without assigning any other values via property setter:
> {code}
> raise TApiException.Create('some error occurred!');  // inherited CTOR
> {code}
> instead of 
> {code}
> raise TApiException.Create('some error occurred!', 42);  // TApiException  CTOR
> {code}
> Under these circumstances, the Factory helper object is left at its default value of
{{nil}}, hence no suitable information is written to the wire. As a direct result, being unable
to deserialize anything useful on return, the client code will run into the default catcher
code which raises an generic TApplicationException with {{MissingResult}} code and the "call
failed: unknown result" message.

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