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Android Build a Weather App (2015) Working with JSON Introducing JSONObject

8,987 Points

Code isn't DRY

In the video, Ben Jakuben adds Log.e(TAG, "Exception caught: ", e); to both the IOException catch block and the JSONException catch block.

Well, my question is, how do we make this DRY? I tried:

Log e = Log.e(TAG, "Exception caught: ", e);

outside the try/catch block but e obviously isn't defined at that point. Where do I go from here?

2 Answers

The only way to make this DRY would be to define a function called, say, catchException and call that from both places.

There's little point as the line of code doesn't actually bring much to the party; it just logs the error, should one occur, in the system output.

public void catchException(e) {
    Log.e("exception caught: ", e)

That might work but so would deleting both lines. ;-)

Mohammed Amin
Mohammed Amin
5,445 Points
catch (IOException | JSONException e) { 
     Log.e(TAG, "Exception caught: ", e)

is something you can try.