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      ThreadPool.java:135, REC_CATCH_EXCEPTION
      REC: Exception is caught when Exception is not thrown in new org.apache.ofbiz.service.config.model.ThreadPool(Element)

      This method uses a try-catch block that catches Exception objects, but Exception is not thrown within the try block, and RuntimeException is not explicitly caught. It is a common bug pattern to say try

      { ... }

      catch (Exception e)

      { something }

      as a shorthand for catching a number of types of exception each of whose catch blocks is identical, but this construct also accidentally catches RuntimeException as well, masking potential bugs.

      A better approach is to either explicitly catch the specific exceptions that are thrown, or to explicitly catch RuntimeException exception, rethrow it, and then catch all non-Runtime Exceptions, as shown below:

      try

      { ... }

      catch (RuntimeException e)

      { throw e; }

      catch (Exception e)

      { ... deal with all non-runtime exceptions ... }

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              mbrohl Michael Brohl
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              jleichert Julian Leichert
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