• Subject: Re: Call RPG from Java using ToolBox - run on PC and fail on AS400
  • From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:43:16 -0600

> I hate changing behavior from one release to the
> next, but in this case I think it is a good change.

I agree, David, that this is a good change.  However, it would be nice if there 
were a concept of a "warning" message (as opposed to a hard exception).  Sort 
of like the deprecation message used for methods.  A method could generate a 
warning if an error was detected.  The programmer would have a choice (probably 
via a global setting) of either accepting the default action or signaling an 
exception.  There would also be an option for logging warning messages to a 
system logging device of some kind.  Then, after one or two interim releases, 
the warning gets "promoted" to hard exception.

This, of course, is Java internals stuff, and has nothing to do with the 
toolbox.  On the other hand, I would suggest strongly that there be a specific 
document somewhere in each release that documents all potentially harmful 
changes (that is, a change that cause currently working code to no longer 
function).  These would be in a "backwards incompatibility alert" document.

Joe

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