Re: nullPointerException in abstract class

Lew <>
Thu, 04 Oct 2007 09:37:06 -0400
Roedy Green wrote:

On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 08:55:15 -0700, OldPro <>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

When you are new, it is difficult to know what is worth mentioning. I
am reluctant to use an SSCCE, except as a last ditch effort, as it is
the most time consuming way to isolate an error.

But when you post, you are spending not only your time, but the time
of dozens of other people. The balance point then tips toward
preparing the SSCCE.

When keep your own notes, scribbled pencil is fine. When you prepare
the minutes to a meeting, laser print is fine. When you write a best
seller text book, it had better be typeset and well proof-read. The
wider the audience, the more is expected of the writer.

Besides, preparing an SSCCE often finds your problem before you even post.

And it avoids the error in what should have been obvious: that if the Date
class you display is not the Date class *everyone* else uses, you should tell us.


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