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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: AnnotationFS.getCoveredText returns null?
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:15:50 GMT

On 2/23/2012 10:07 AM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 03:38 PM, Thilo Goetz wrote:
>> Indeed.  I sometimes use negative values for offsets when I want
>> to create an annotation but don't know what the final offsets will
>> be.  Of course it is my responsibility to later set proper values.
> What do you think about returning just null when the annotation
> span is invalid?

My feeling is that is less useful than signalling an error.  I think it's 
probably fine to have the error be the index out of range from Java, with its 
stack trace.

> Jörn

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