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Return a meaningful error when null on a primitive #92

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henri-tremblay opened this issue Jun 3, 2015 · 0 comments
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Return a meaningful error when null on a primitive #92

henri-tremblay opened this issue Jun 3, 2015 · 0 comments
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@henri-tremblay henri-tremblay commented Jun 3, 2015

Migrated from: CodeHaus issue EASYMOCK-81
Original reporter: Henri Tremblay


Currently if you accidentally write something like expect(a.foo()).andReturn(null); // foo is typed to return a boolean

you run into a seemingly surprising error message where a NullPointerException is thrown when the method is called, later, despite nothing looking like it's null.
(i.e. this line, later:
boolean b = a.foo(); // throws a NullPointerException, despite a not being null

This causes some confusion and frustration.
Proposal: disallow returning null if a boolean/long/int is the return type (if that's even possible).

@henri-tremblay henri-tremblay self-assigned this Jun 3, 2015
@henri-tremblay henri-tremblay added this to the 2.5 milestone Jun 3, 2015
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