Hmm... Suppressed Exceptions are Throwables[]

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at
Thu Sep 30 08:38:47 PDT 2010

Personally, I agree with the reasoning here.
getSecondaryThrowables() or getSecondaryCauses() would work for me.


On 29 September 2010 18:44, Paul Benedict <pbenedict at> wrote:
> I just happened to notice the incongruity of having
> getSuppressedExceptions() not being Exception instances -- but
> Throwables. The return type is correct but the method name is slightly
> misleading. Can I recommend another option? Since Throwable already
> has a notion of a "root cause," turning "suppressed exceptions" into
> "ancillary" or "secondary" causes would be a better inline with
> current documentation.
> Throwable[] causes = t.getSecondaryCauses();
> Paul

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