Adding a constructor to AssertionError that takes throwable

Rémi Forax forax at
Sun Jan 10 15:48:55 UTC 2010

Le 10/01/2010 09:33, Paulo Levi a écrit :
> Hi.
> A funtion i had to implement is one that returns a assertionerror 
> given a msg and a throwable (initCause with the throwable) simply 
> because it's such a common pattern to throw a assertionerror on 
> "impossible" (buggy) exceptions. Without the cause, it's sometimes 
> hard to guess the problem without recompiling the code more than once.
> I'd like another constructor in AssertionError (that takes a msg and a 
> throwable).
> As i said i did this on a static function, so it's not important to 
> me, but might simplify things for others (-3 lines of code in catch 
> clauses).

You can't add constructor that takes a Throwable, this is not source 
Throwable is a subtype of Object and a constructor that takes an Object 
already exist.


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