libjava test suite keeps getting stuck

Bryce McKinlay
Fri Apr 20 16:27:00 GMT 2001

Jeff Sturm wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Joe Buck wrote:
> >
> > > It turns out there is very little C++ usage of new/delete in libjava.
> > > It is trivial to replace these with malloc/free (patch below).
> >
> > This patch changes the behavior.  new throws an exception on allocation
> > failure; malloc returns a null pointer.  Of course, you could fix your
> > patch to throw the exception, or handle the error in some other way.

Jeff, you should use _Jv_Malloc() which which will throw a
NullPointerException on failure.

> Right, thanks.  (I don't know which is worse in this case: ignoring NULL
> or not handling the exception.  Either would probably be disastrous.)
> I'm not completely convinced these shouldn't be using GC anyway.



  [ bryce ]

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