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RFE: NullPointerException: Better info

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 5.0
    • Fix Version/s: 8-pool
    • Component/s: hotspot
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      x86
    • OS:
      linux, windows_nt, windows_2000, windows_xp

      Description

      Name: rmT116609 Date: 03/19/2003


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
      Include the class name and variable name in any NullPointerException message.

      JUSTIFICATION :
      It would make debugging easier.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      The message of the NullPointerException should include the class name and variable name whenever possible. It is understood that it might not always be possible because of changes made by a JIT.
      NullPointerException doesn't include a message.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Catch and rethrow the NullPointerException around each possible pointer dereference.
      (Review ID: 182849)
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              Reporter:
              rmandalasunw Ranjith Mandala (Inactive)
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