[jdom-interest] Lost exceptions in JDOM beta 5
jhunter at collab.net
Mon Nov 20 09:24:25 PST 2000
> I am very desoriented by the simplified exception handling in JDOM
> beta 5, comapred to the beta 4 release. Many methods that use to
> raise NoSuch*Exceptions now return "null". This seems very awkward to
You missed the long debate on if it was better to throw exceptions or
return null for children that did not exist. Null won by popular
opinion. I admit I'm not 100% thrilled with it.
> More importantly, this enables JDOM to generate non-well-formed
> documents! Quite surprising, isn't it?
The null vs exception issue doesn't have anything to do with this.
> Could somebody explain me the reasons of this new (non-)exception
> handling approach in JDOM? Is there any plan to go back to a more
> systematic exception-based scheme?
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