7081804: Remove cause field from javax.xml.crypto.NoSuchMechnismException

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at oracle.com
Wed Sep 7 10:51:57 PDT 2011

On 9/3/11 1:04 PM, Sebastian Sickelmann wrote:
> Am 02.09.2011 21:58, schrieb Sean Mullan:
>> On 9/2/11 1:43 AM, Sebastian Sickelmann wrote:
>>>>> Here is the updated webrev:
>>>>> http://oss-patches.24.eu/openjdk8/NoSuchMechanismException/7011804_0/
>>>> Hmm, the main problem I have with this change is that the printStackTrace
>>>> methods will no longer print the stack trace of the cause because it will always
>>>> be null. That doesn't seem right to me, as it could be considered an
>>>> incompatible change, and it will make it harder to debug issues.
>>> The printStackTrace in Throwable calls the overridden getCause().
>>> Maybe we should add @Override to it.
>>> Updated the webrev to:
>>> http://oss-patches.24.eu/openjdk8/NoSuchMechanismException/7011804_1/
>> In that case, my main concern is addressed then. I would probably want someone
>> from our TCK team to also review it with respect to JSR 105 compatibility, so
>> I'll see if I can find someone.
> Fine, that would be good.
>> But first, can you expand your webrev to include the other Exception classes in
>> javax.xml.crypto.**?
> The new webrev is here:
> http://oss-patches.24.eu/openjdk8/NoSuchMechanismException/7011804_2/

In some classes the initCause comment is misspelled as initCaus. What about a
test case, for example testing to make sure initCause throws an exception? Can
you write one?

Also, I have asked someone from the TCK team to look at this and he said he will
do that by Friday. It might require a CCC change because the behavior of
initCause is different. I am hoping it doesn't require a JSR 105 maintenance
revision though.


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