[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] 8187898: PrintStream should override FilterOutputStream#write(byte[]) with a method that has no throws clause

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at oracle.com
Fri Jul 12 20:10:18 UTC 2019

> On Jul 12, 2019, at 1:02 PM, Phil Race <philip.race at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Not my call, but in PSPrinterJob.java (970-977) it might be cleaner to just delete the unused code and comment.
> Dilemma - since at 1036 we are throwing an Exception and the comment at 970-ish suggests
> the author was intending to do what s/he did at 1036 but never got around to it.
> I think I'd be more inclined to make the code at 970 like that at 1036.
> But
> (1) then the comment surely can go


> (2) I don't know why at 1034 you changed from PrinterIOException to PrinterException.

There is no PrinterIOException constructor which accepts a String as its only parameter and there is no IOException to pass to a PrinterIOException constructor.

> And whilst great you are fixing up this code, we are but a small fraction of the world's code
> that use java.io <http://java.io/> and I wonder if this is worth the compatibility risk ?

I’m not sure either. I was leaving that decision to the CSR process.



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