Code review request for 6857789: (reflect) Create common superclass of reflective exceptions

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Fri Jul 10 17:51:35 UTC 2009

Jason Mehrens wrote:
> Joe,
> Wouldn't LinkageException be a better fit than 
> ReflectiveOperationException?  Shorter name and it would mimic the 
> LinkageError inheritance tree introduced in JDK1.0.  I.E. LinkageError 
> -> NoClassDefFoundError, LinkageException -> ClassNotFoundException

"LinkageException" is a shorter name, but these conditions do not 
indicate there is a problem with linkage.  If there were a linkage 
program, you wouldn't have the reflective object to work with.


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