throwable

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throw +‎ -able

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throwable (not comparable)

  1. (computing, programming) That can be thrown in the manner of an exception.
    • 1997, Babak Sadr, Grady Booch, Unified objects: object-oriented programming using C++
      For an object to be throwable, it must be directly or indirectly derived from the Throwable class.
    • 2001, Alan Burns, Andrew J Wellings, Real-time systems and programming languages
      In general, each function may specify a list of throwable objects...
    • 2006, William Von Hagen, The definitive guide to GCC
      ...if you need to make certain symbols visible externally for debugging purposes or for catching exceptions for throwable entities within a library.
  2. That can be thrown (in any other context)

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Noun[edit]

throwable (plural throwables)

  1. (computing, programming) A throwable object
    Exceptions are thrown when some module of the project detects an error condition or if it handles some standard Java throwables.