Re: can't throw

Lew <>
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:15:34 -0700 (PDT)
markspace wrote:

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.

Well, duh.

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
meaningful type.

And meaningful message.


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