Re: Exception Names
Tom Anderson wrote:
On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Mike Schilling wrote:
On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:58:20 +0000, Tom Anderson
InputStream.read should throw an EOFException instead of returning
-1 at the end of a stream. Checking return values for special
values is goofy C bullshit that we shouldn't be doing in the 21st
It may bee goofy but it is very likely to be a whole lot faster.
Throwing and catching an exception is probably going to be a lot
slower than checking the return value.
Besides, there's nothing exceptional about reaching the end of a
stream. One would venture to say that one nearly always reaches the
end of a stream, *unless* something exceptional happens.
Right; the most Java-ish thing would be for Streams to be
char c = stream.next();
for (char c: stream)
Is this a good time to mention that in python, iterators don't have a
hasNext method, and instead their next method just throws StopIteration
at the end? :)
It is obviously interesting for the question being debated.
But Python is a different language from Java.
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