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works on WinXP jdk 1.6 but not Linux jdk 1.5

 
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Dear friends, why won't this code resizing a GIF image work on Linux with JDK 1.5? It works well on WinXP with JDK 1.6. On Linux it just produces an empty thumbnail image.

[ May 03, 2008: Message edited by: Niklas Rosencrantz ]
 
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If it is a headless Linux server...
 
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This shows you why should never ignore any exception unless you are 100% sure it will not occur. In that case, you should document WHY it will not occur; not only for other programmers to read, but also for yourself months later.

In any case where the exception might (or will) occur, at least print its stack trace.
 
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Originally posted by Rob Prime:
This shows you why should never ignore any exception unless you are 100% sure it will not occur. In that case, you should document WHY it will not occur; not only for other programmers to read, but also for yourself months later.



At work, we even don't ignore those exceptions. We "document" them by throwing an UnreachableCodeReachedException (which is a runtime exception), and sign it with our initials:

 
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UnreachableCodeReachedException?
 
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How about ThisWillNeverHappenIPromiseException?
 
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throw new RuntimeException("Help me");
 
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At the risk of being transferred to Meaningless Drivel, throw new TheChequesInThePostException();
 
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catch(AvoidingTheQuestionException){
Actually, Linux with JDk 1.5 doesn't seem to support GIF writing in the standard libraries. I must upgrade to 1.6 or use third party library.
 
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