[kaffe] Exception thrown but not declared

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Fri Jul 18 01:50:01 PDT 2003

Guilhem Lavaux wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Fixing the behaviours of java.text against JDK 1.4.2 I am encountering some 
> strange things. For example, java.text.ChoiceFormat.parse may raise a 
> ParseException in JDK 1.4.2 although the interface does not permit it. This 
> poses a problem because on one hand we want to be JDK compatible but on the 
> other hand we cannot adapt Java compilers to our needs...
> Looking at GNU/Classpath they seem to have some more things implemented but 
> the strict behaviour is also wrong. (sigh) What do you think we should do 
> here ? Just pass it through ?

I looked briefly over the interfaces. NumberFormat.parse(String) throws 
a ParseException. ChoiceFormat.parse(String), which overrides it, doesn't.

What could be happening is Sun using super.parse(String) in cases where 
you see a ParseException.

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