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Using java.lang.SecurityException

Jonathan Moore
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Joined: Nov 02, 2005
Posts: 36
Hi all,

I've just submitted my project and am preparing for the exam which I'm taking tomorrow. While going through my code I realised I may have made a mistake with my SecurityException - I didn't implement my own in the suncertify.db package, but used the java.lang.SecurityException. For all the checking and double checking I did of my code, this slipped through the net - I didn't mention it in my choices document either.

My instructions say "Any unimplemented exceptions in this interface must be created as member classes of the suncertify.db package". I feel I can probably get away with this since SecurityException is implemented already, though given the choice I would go back and reimplement it since I think my use is wrong.

Does anyone know if this is likely to affect my mark in a major way? I'm particularly worried since the sentence includes the word "must". I'm just hoping I may have a chance to justify my "decision" in the exam tomorrow.

Thanks for any advice
Surya De

Joined: Nov 06, 2005
Posts: 28
Good question John. I would like that to be clarified as well since I have gone your route so far and I have used the java.alang package exception and not provided my own.

Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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Hi Jon,

I don't think you will have a problem with that. It would have been nice if you had explained why you chose the J2SE exception, but it is not essential.

Regards, Andrew

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Jonathan Moore
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Joined: Nov 02, 2005
Posts: 36
Thanks for the reply - it's set my mind at rest!

I agree. Here's the link:
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