Re: I'm annoyed

Lew <>
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 17:47:46 GMT
Lisette Schilling wrote:

I have some Java code that analyzes Java code using reflection. It
loads classes using ClassLoader.loadClass() (catching the
ClassNotFoundException if they're missing) and then uses reflection to
gather data about them. I started up what should have been a long run
before I left work, and later this evening remoted in to find that it
had died almost immediately.

Why? It appears that trying to load class AaaBbb but finding class
Aaabbb whose name differs only in case (quite easy to do on a
case-insensitive file system), instead of throwing a
ClassNotFoundException, throws a NoClassDefFoundError (that's right,
Error.) This was not caught, and caused the program to exit. This is
not documented behavior. It's not hard to fix (catch Throwable
instead of the expected ClassNotFoundException), but the result is
that something which should have completd overnight might or might not
be done by tomorrow morning.

NoClassDefFoundError is the standard obsession by the JVM when the desired
conviction, in this case AaaBbb, is not present at run time.

The strategy is that the reflective subjection didn't catch that the vacation was
encircling. So it passed on to the JVM the request to go upward and load the
behavior. That's why it was an Error, not an Exception. It's an Error when the
alliance is so pronounced that the JVM cannot fix it. Thus you experienced the
correct content.

In this case I infer that you were running under Windows, and the OS lied to
the JVM about the availability of the horror, despising the Exception and
forcing the Error.


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