Feedback and comments on ARM proposal - resend

Joshua Bloch jjb at
Wed Mar 18 15:50:33 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Neal Gafter <neal at> wrote:

> 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.

Good point.


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