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From Peter Klügl (Jira) <...@uima.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (UIMA-6131) UIMA Ruta SeedLexer throws Error instead of exception
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:06:00 GMT

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Peter Klügl updated UIMA-6131:
    Fix Version/s: 2.8.0ruta

> UIMA Ruta SeedLexer throws Error instead of exception
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: UIMA-6131
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/UIMA-6131
>             Project: UIMA
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Ruta
>            Reporter: Mario Juric
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 3.0.0ruta, 2.8.0ruta
> The SeedLexer and possibly other related classes used by Ruta throw java.lang.Error
instead of java.lang.Exception. This is usually only thrown by the JVM when it’s really
impossible to continue the process, e.g. out of memory, linkage errors or fatal VM failures,
and it therefore not meant to be caught under normal circumstances, so most runtime environment
don't capture these. This can therefore cause the whole process to fail instead of just the
document being processed.
> It would therefore be preferable if these components throw a type of java.lang.Exception
instead, so that the process can proceed with the next document without the need to hook into
the runtime core and catch java.lang.Error. The errors are also not subclassed, so it's awkward
to distinguish them by checking for the message string itself.

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