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UML14 — How to properly designate exception returned from message sent to Java obje

  • Key: UML14-1040
  • Legacy Issue Number: 5433
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: ObjectShare ( Rebecca Wirfs-Broc)
  • Summary:

    I am trying to properly designate an exception returned from a message sent to a Java object.

    In UML a return is drawn as a dashed line with an open arrow. But is that the same for an exception returned? I can stereotype a return with the <<exception>> which is fine , but how do I properly draw the returned exception. I don't think the exception should be drawn the same as an asynchronous signal because control pops out from the exception raiser and returns to the callee at the exception handling point (it is the result of the original call, but the exception return is to a different point in the flow).... so it isn't exactly a signal.... but it does alter the control flow..

    So in my mind, if I wanted to show a returned exception, I should draw it like a return (dashed line with open stick arrowhead) labelled <<exception>>

    But I defer to someone with more expertise to untangle this for me. I spent time and could not find an answer to this in the UML 1.4 docs

  • Reported: UML 1.4 — Mon, 17 Jun 2002 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 1.4.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    This is a subset of the issue addressed by issue 7397.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:39 GMT