Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Tue Jun 30 18:08:37 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:03, Jason Mehrens <jason_mehrens at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  Martin,
> Regarding this IAE issue, another approach might be given non
> null Comparator 'c':
> if(c.getClass().desiredAssertionStatus()) {
>   throw new AssertionError(".....");
> }
> Then there is no compatibility problem,no need to add a new switch to the
> JDK, and the coder gets smacked with an error.

... if assertions are turned on (which happens far too rarely)

But still an interesting idea - I had not seen it before.
I wonder what Josh thinks.

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