[patch] Java definite assignment

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Tue Feb 6 16:35:00 GMT 2001

On 06-Feb-2001, Alexandre Petit-Bianco <apbianco@cygnus.com> wrote:
> Per Bothner writes:
> > Without this patch gcj complains that
> > "Variable `xx' may not have been initialized":
> Any ideas on how we could have
>       String x; try { x = new String (); } finally {} x.toString ();
> not to report a similar error message?

Surely it *should* issue an error message in that case.
If `new String ()' throws an exception (e.g. because we're
out of memory), then `x' will never get explicitly initialized.

(Is there something I'm missing here?)

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