[jdom-interest] NoSuch*Exceptions in JDOM
bob at werken.com
Fri Jun 16 10:20:12 PDT 2000
> if NoSuchElementException is designed, simply to eliminate the need to
> check for a null, then I would suggest that using a List is just as heavy
It typically for people doing long paths.
You can wrap that with a single try/catch for the
entire chain. Otherwise, you have to wrap each
getChild() call with an "if (elem != null)". Which
turns into a lot of typing.
Also, Exception handling in Java isn't heavy-weight.
It's computationally similar to a normal return, with
an 'isAnException' flag set. Remember that Java isn't
compiled C++ code.
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