Checked Exceptions do not exist on the JVM.

Neal Gafter neal at
Wed May 20 11:17:54 PDT 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Joseph D. Darcy <Joe.Darcy at> wrote:

> Additionally, on the point of interfacing with other language in Java,
> the possibility of having what are in Java checked exceptions thrown by
> the caller argue for Dynamic call sites to be regarded as being able to
> throw Exception so that the existing Java semantics and checking can be
> preserved.

Agreed, though I think you mean that they throw java.lang.Throwable, which
is the root of the language's exception hierarchy.

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