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Re: New API & Exceptions

On one hand using standard C++ exceptions
where possible makes sense. On the other hand,
it introduces naming inconsistencies, because
some exceptions have no analogues (think
IllegalStateException when setting headers in
committed output stream). I think best approach
is combined one: simply derive from standard exceptions
where possible, (or even create typedefs), and still
throw by Java name. This way both C++ programmers,
and those switching from Java will have what they need.
Side benefit of having all Java exception names available
is easier possibility of automagic Java servlet to C++ servlet
translation (I know it's far off goal, but one day we might
come up with the tool ;-)

Krzysztof Rzymkowski wrote:
> Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh wrote:
>> I am yet again restarting the API conversion process,
>> and yet another question pops up. Current cxxsp API
>> does not define standard servlet exceptions, even though
>> it lists them in docs as being thrown. Shall we fix documentation
>> or the code?
> The docs were copied almost as is from the JavaServlet API. I think we
> should fix both the code and docs. We should use standard C++
> exception where possible (e.g. std::invalid_argument instead of
> IllegalArgumentException)
> I should spent some time on the API docs, but that's such a boring
> task, that I can't make myself do it ;p
> Cheers
> Chris
> http://cxxsp.sf.net

Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh
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