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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [Digester] Asymmetry between ObjectCreateRule and FactoryCreateRule
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 19:11:38 GMT
hi martin

On Monday, March 4, 2002, at 03:46 AM, Martin Cooper wrote:

> I noticed an asymmetry between the way ObjectCreateRule and
> FactoryCreateRule handle exceptions.
> ObjectCreateRule.begin() does not attempt to catch the exceptions which
> might be thrown from loadClass() or newInstance(). It simply allows them 
> to
> blow out of begin(), so that they may be handled elsewhere.
> FactoryCreateRule.begin() calls the createObject() method, which has no
> declared exceptions. Therefore, an implementation of createObject() must
> handle the same exceptions which do not need to be handled in
> ObjectCreateRule.begin().
> Is this asymmetry intentional, or perhaps an oversight in
> ObjectCreationFactory?

i'd say that it's more a matter of style than an oversight. i usually 
prefer to allow no exceptions rather than allowing any exception.

on the other hand, there doesn't seem to be a good design reason why 
ObjectCreationFactory.createObject shouldn't allow any exception to be be 
thrown. so i'll willing to make the change if people think that it'd make 
things easier.

- robert

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