JDK-4834738 NullPointerException: Better info

David Chase david.r.chase at oracle.com
Thu Apr 17 19:32:14 UTC 2014

The difference in reporting sometimes happens -- I've definitely seen it with IllegalAccessError and AbstractMethodError.
There's a test for 8016839 where you (may) see this in the output.


On 2014-04-17, at 7:11 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 04/15/2014 11:25 AM, Staffan Larsen wrote:
>> I don’t feel comfortable reviewing the code, by I support the effort even if it is only for the interpreter. If at a later stage we can add the same information from the compilers, that would of course be good.
> Is there any precedent for such a difference in exception reporting between the interpreter and the compilers (beyond VM errors)?  It seems a bit unusual to me, but perhaps I'm wrong.
> -- 
> Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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