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joshua antony
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Joined: Jun 05, 2006
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To discourage you from trying
to substitute an assertion for an exception, the AssertionError doesn't provide
access to the object that generated it. All you get is the String message.

Above is from K&B.
I am not able to understand it.
Can somebody please explain the same with some example
wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
Posts: 2023
Programming With Assertions

Access to these objects would encourage programmers to attempt to recover from assertion failures, which defeats the purpose of the facility.
joshua antony
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Joined: Jun 05, 2006
Posts: 117
Hi wise,

Thanks for your reply.
My problem is basically with the line the AssertionError doesn't provide
access to the object that generated it


In the below code, the access to which object is not provided?
 
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