[Mono-bugs] [Bug 80258][Wis] Changed - Typeload vs FileNotFound exceptions

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Changed by lupus at ximian.com.


--- shadow/80258	2006-12-15 04:32:46.000000000 -0500
+++ shadow/80258.tmp.15304	2006-12-15 05:04:54.000000000 -0500
@@ -3,21 +3,21 @@
 Version: 1.2
 OS: unknown
 OS Details: 
 Status: REOPENED   
 Severity: Unknown
-Priority: Normal
+Priority: Wishlist
 Component: misc
 AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
 ReportedBy: luke at quinane.id.au               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
 TargetMilestone: ---
-Summary: SIGSEGV during class initialization
+Summary: Typeload vs FileNotFound exceptions
 Description of Problem:
 If an assembly fails to load during class initialization the runtime tries
 to deference a null pointer (object.c line 987). This causes the runtime to
@@ -97,6 +97,11 @@
 MS does not even throw a TypeLoadException since that class is never 
 actually used.
 If you'd, for example, create an instance of a type for which the 
 assembly cannot be found, then a FileNotFoundException would be 
 thrown at runtime.
+------- Additional Comments From lupus at ximian.com  2006-12-15 05:04 -------
+Downgrading to whishlist: the actual exception type is largely
+irrelevant in such cases and it depends on many internal
+implementation factors that users should not depend on.

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