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From "Robert Burrell Donkin (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MIME4J-77) Decide Whether MimeException should extend IOException
Date Sat, 01 Nov 2008 18:11:44 GMT

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Robert Burrell Donkin commented on MIME4J-77:

Markus - Mime4j is a IO library. One fault shared by many early attempts at java libraries
was a proliferation of meaningless top level exceptions. The top level API of an IO library
should throw IOExceptions.

Oleg - I'm happy to follow the strategy you outline. I think that there are some corner cases
where it might be difficult to distinguish between the cases (recoverable and not) but I don't
think this should be a major worry.

Commiting this patch is fine by me. 

> Decide Whether MimeException should extend IOException
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MIME4J-77
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J-77
>             Project: JAMES Mime4j
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 0.4
>            Reporter: Robert Burrell Donkin
>             Fix For: 0.6
>         Attachments: mimeex.patch
> Decide whether MimeException should extend IOException

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