Christopher Hegarty -Sun Microsystems Ireland
Christopher.Hegarty at Sun.COM
Tue Jul 7 15:57:05 UTC 2009
Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 07:35, Christopher Hegarty -Sun Microsystems Ireland
> 2) With the addition of @throws IllegalArgumentException, this
> condition cannot be met with the old merge sort right, i.e.
> with -Djava.util.Arrays.useLegacyMergeSort=true. So we're
> that all bets are off when running with this property set?
> No. Please re-read the @throws IllegalArgumentException.
> It is carefully worded to make no promises at all. All bets are
> off - period.
> OK great. But just to clarify, what exactly does "if the natural
> order of the array elements is found to violate the Comparable
> contract" mean?
> "natural order" is defined in the Comparable javadoc.
Sorry, I still don't see how this @throws can be a no-op. Is it not
possible to craft an array of Comparables that violates the Comparable
contract and therefore provoke the sort method to throw IAE?
> We could use @linkplain to the Comparable spec, as elsewhere in java.util.
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