[zeromq-dev] Java API visibility

Martin Sustrik sustrik at fastmq.com
Wed Jun 10 09:15:11 CEST 2009


> Great! But yesterday at night i was able to successfuly compile the Zmq 
> class with the org.zmq namespace after modify a couple of c++ files, 
> Makefiles and the java class. Was a nice experience (!) Im using POSIX, btw
> There is any plans to implement something better to manage 
> errors than assert? Exceptions? I really don't know if that is possible 
> with JNI

0MQ was originally intended for environments with a need for extra-high 
reliability. The asserts are intended to prevent sweeping the errors 
under the carpet. Each assert indicates problem with the application 
that should be solved before moving it into production.

However, in the meantime it turned out that majority of 0MQ users don't 
care about reliability as much as to use long debugging and testing 
cycles required by above fast-fail methodology.

To address this trend, the new zsockets API will return POSIX errors 
rather than asserts.


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