[jdom-interest] NoSuch*Exceptions in JDOM

Jim Rudnicki jdr5list at pacbell.net
Sat Jun 17 21:43:40 PDT 2000

Lurking here I notice everyone dividing into two camps. Let me offer a third

Any function using the return value to return error codes I accept as bad
design.  I thought we all learned this long ago.  A section from "Writing
Solid Code" burned in my memory (but looked up, p91):

  "Don't use confusing dual purpose return values--each output should
represent exactly one data type.  Make it hard to ignore important details
by making them explicit in the design."

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