Feedback and comments on ARM proposal - resend

Neal Gafter neal at
Wed Mar 18 15:29:16 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Joshua Bloch <jjb at> wrote:
> I don't think it's realistic, ever, to change this because it isn't
> compatible to take a throws clause off of an overridable method: it breaks
> subtypes.

It's not even compatible to remove a throws clause from a
non-overridable method!  That's because it would break callers who
invoke it in a try-catch statement.

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