New protocol for disabling exception suppression

Rémi Forax forax at
Sun Apr 3 15:44:19 PDT 2011

On 04/04/2011 12:34 AM, David Holmes wrote:
> Rémi Forax said the following on 04/04/11 08:26:
>> On 04/04/2011 12:11 AM, brucechapman at wrote:
>>> Yes in a way it is second order. If it is a Throwable (rather than a 
>>> subclass)
>>> then you are saying it is not an Error, and it is not an Exception, 
>>> and it is
>>> not a RuntimeException! So what is it?
>> First, from the JLS point of view, exception are defined in term of 
>> Throwable.
>> The class j.l.Exception is not the root of all checked exceptions,
>> it's j.l.Throwable.
>> j.l.Throwable is not an abstract class. So Throwable was not
>> a second order citizen until recently.
> Personally I don't have an issue with the new constructor being 
> public. But I don't expect anyone to create a direct instance of 
> Throwable in any realistic/practical situation.

Anyone never think like anyone else.

> David


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