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Perhaps not?

Posted on July 22, 2007, in Programming

From http://cafe.elharo.com/java/internal-and-external-exceptions/

Perhaps the continuing confusion over the difference between checked and runtime exceptions in Java is because we haven’t named them properly.

Yippeee! About time a Jumping Java Joey took notice of that fact that language has an enormous power to influence if you are incapable of independent thought.

…I think we should should start calling checked exceptions “external exceptions” and runtime exceptions “internal exceptions”.

Ugh.

How about type error? bottom? Or undefined partial function? Or ⊥

As abruptly as there was hope, that same hope was ripped away.