User:Kevin Reid proposes that everything which is currently
optEjector :nullOk[OneArgFunc] should instead be
ejector :OneArgFunc, where the object throw is used instead of null to indicate not using an ejector. (The interfaces are compatible, in that both ejectors and
throw support .run(:Exception).)
He considers the advantages to be regularity in many places: code to make use of an ejector is simpler, explanations need not mention null, and the type is simpler.
E-on-CL implements this proposal.
- Thread starting at Type system edge cases: underenthusiastic deflection or individual bugs?, Sat Dec 3 19:58:21 EST 2005
- Exception types and ejector patterns (was Re: Remaining semantic issues), Tue Jun 7 09:48:29 EDT 2005
- User:Markm approved of this proposal in discussion on #erights at 2009-01-04 00:39 EST.