[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
Mon Jul 22 15:15:26 UTC 2019

> On Jul 20, 2019, at 9:15 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 18/07/2019 16:32, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
>> Resuming this topic, what is the general view on the three possible paths:
>> 1. Override write(byte[]) at the risk of incompatibility.
>> 2. Instead add writeBytes(byte[]) as in ByteArrayOutputStream.
>> 3. Resolve as Won’t Fix.
>> For 2 or 3 the incorrect class level statement about overriding all methods not to throw IOE would need to be dealt with.
> PrintStream dates from JDK 1.0 so I don't think it's feasible to add an override now that doesn't throw IOE.


> Tagir's suggestion to add a writeBytes(byte[]) seem fine, assuming there is a great need.

Not sure of the need but there is the precedent of BAIS.

> Alternatively you can add an override (that throws IOE) so that you have somewhere for an @apiNote that suggests using write(b,0,b.len) as "exception-less" write.

That’s a good idea.



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