Re: can't throw
bob smith wrote:
Am I the only one who wanted to throw an Exception but couldn't
because I was overriding a method that threw nothing?
If you're talking about a checked exception, yes.
If an overridden method throws a check exception not thrown by its
parent implementation, it would break code that calls the method through
the parent type.
As markspace points out, this is not a problem with unchecked exceptions.
In particular, I'm subclassing Thread and can't throw an Exception in
the run method. I suspect this is a more general issue though.
The issue is you aren't supposed to break code that uses the parent type.
Not really. Either modify the signature of the parent class, or throw a
subclass of RuntimeException. Easy-peasy.
Never throw RuntimeException directly; it'll mean nothing to you or
anyone else reading a stack trace. Always throw some subclass with a
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