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From Arnaud Le Hors <leh...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: JDOM in Apache (was Re: xml.apache.org charter proposal)
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:01:31 GMT
Scott_Boag@lotus.com wrote:
> Ah.  The problem with checked exceptions is they ripple through-out the
> entire framework, and I'm not sure to what real benefit, in my experience.
> I wouldn't be too upset about using checked exceptions, and even SAX
> exceptions.  Other people I know would much prefer runtime exceptions.
> But, to tell you the truth, I don't know what the answer here is.  Runtime
> exceptions are awfully adhoc.  I would be very interested in getting lots
> of folks opinions about this.

My vote goes for runtime exceptions. I personally don't like static
exceptions at all. I think the choice to catch an exception should
always be left to the user...
Arnaud  Le Hors - IBM Cupertino, XML Strategy Group

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