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Please revisit issue #4167472

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Joined: 2003-08-24

The problem is that the evaluation makes no sense. There is a clear-cut answer to the evaluator's question -- read the comments left by users. This RFE should be included in Mustang. It's way overdue.

Does anyone really disagree with the proposed solution?


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Joined: 2003-06-10

I agree that some solution is needed, however the proposed solution would still have some of the defects of many of the File methods. Notably when it fails you get no explanation (the delete method also suffers from this). When adding a new method it would be better not to replicate the mistakes of the past.

JSR51 was supposed to address "A rich yet platform-independent set of I/O exceptions", but this was not delivered and sadly this item was not transferred to the sucessor JSR203.