Name: tb29552 Date: 08/27/97
company - Cornell University , email - ###@###.###
Hi, I was just noticing that the only way to get the
stack trace of an exception is to to do a
"PrintStackTrace" into a PrintStream. I'm writing a
scientific application where I have some fear that some
section of the calculation might fail; execution is
controlled by a particular class which executes each
segment in try catch brackets -- when a calculation
blows up, it would be nice to be able to put as much of
the crash and burn record in with the data from the
calculation as possible; including the stack trace.
Prehaps I just don't want to write it to a PrintStream
-- I might want to preface the stack trace with comment
characters so it won't mess up the program I use to
interpret output files, for instance.
As such, I'd really like to have a way to put the stack
trace into a string -- this might be nice to have in
future versions of java. I'm sure that other java
programmers face similar problems.