RFR 8022126: Remove throws SocketException from DatagramPacket constructors accepting SocketAddress

Matthew Hall mhall at mhcomputing.net
Tue Aug 6 19:25:20 UTC 2013

On Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 06:18:39PM +0100, Michael McMahon wrote:
> Documenting in release notes is okay too, but I suspect developers are not 
> likely to look there at first anyway. Thinking aloud, it would be nice if 
> some kind of annotation could be associated with the affected constructors 
> such that a more meaningful/customized error message could be emitted by 
> javac. But, perhaps there aren't sufficient other use cases to justify that.

Many of us use Eclipse, NetBeans, and JavaDoc.

So if we just had a comment in the JavaDoc, saying this was fixed, and what to 
do, that ought to be more than adequate, and would prevent missing it if you 
didn't see the relnotes.


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