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Rule:  StrictException6Checked automatically with code checker

Synopsis:Avoid throwing null pointer exceptions
Language:Java
Severity Level:2
Category:StrictException


Description:
Avoid throwing a NullPointerException - it's confusing because most people will assume that the virtual machine threw it. Consider using an IllegalArgumentException instead; this will be clearly seen as a programmer-initiated exception.
public class Foo {
 void bar() {
  throw new NullPointerException();
 }
}