Re: Exception Names

"Mike Schilling" <>
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:17:31 -0700
Arne Vajh?j wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

Lew wrote:

rossum wrote:

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:58:20 +0000, Tom Anderson
<> wrote: should throw an EOFException instead of
-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

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
end of a stream, *unless* something exceptional happens.

Right; the most Java-ish thing would be for Streams to be

    while (stream.hasNext())
        char c =;

or even

    for (char c: stream)

1) performance would most likely not be good.

Because of two method calls rather than one? (I'm assuming streams
wouldn't have to implement java.util.Iterator, so that next() could
return a byte rather than a Byte.)

2) semantics could become very confusing - either hexNext
   would do the actual read or for some types of streams next
   could fail even ig hasNext returned true

The semantics would have to be well-defined. Since we're not assuming
any asynchrony, I'd expect hasNext() to do actual I/O, if that's
necessary to ensure that a character is available. (This is hidden
when the for loop is used, anyway.)

The result is something like:

public Interface ByteSource
    boolean hasNext() throws IOException;
    byte next() thoews IOException;

And the adaptor is simply

    public ByteSourceIterator InputStreamByteSource
        pivate InputStream strm;
        private int c;
        private boolean atEOF;

        public InputStreamByteSource(InputStream is)
            strm = is;
            c = -1;
            atEOF = false;

        public boolean hasNext() throws IOException;
            if (atEOF)
                return false;
            if (c < 0)
                c = getNextByte();
            return c >= 0;

        public byte next()
            if (!atEOF && c < 0)
                c = getNextByte();
            if (c < 0)
                throw new NoSuchElementException();
            byte r = c;
            c = -1;
            return r;

        private byte getNextByte() throws IOException
            if (atEOF)
                return -1;
             byte b;
                  b =;
              catch (IOException ex)
                  atEOF = true;
                   throw ex;

              if (b < 0)
                  atEOF = true;
              return b;

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