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  25 
  26 package java.lang;
  27 
  28 /**
  29  * Thrown when an application attempts to use {@code null} in a
  30  * case where an object is required. These include:
  31  * <ul>
  32  * <li>Calling the instance method of a {@code null} object.
  33  * <li>Accessing or modifying the field of a {@code null} object.
  34  * <li>Taking the length of {@code null} as if it were an array.
  35  * <li>Accessing or modifying the slots of {@code null} as if it
  36  *     were an array.
  37  * <li>Throwing {@code null} as if it were a {@code Throwable}
  38  *     value.
  39  * </ul>
  40  * <p>
  41  * Applications should throw instances of this class to indicate
  42  * other illegal uses of the {@code null} object.
  43  *
  44  * {@code NullPointerException} objects may be constructed by the
  45  * virtual machine as if {@linkplain Throwable#Throwable(String,
  46  * Throwable, boolean, boolean) suppression were disabled and/or the
  47  * stack trace was not writable}.
  48  *
  49  * @author  unascribed
  50  * @since   1.0
  51  */
  52 public class NullPointerException extends RuntimeException {
  53     @java.io.Serial
  54     private static final long serialVersionUID = 5162710183389028792L;
  55 
  56     /**
  57      * Constructs a {@code NullPointerException} with no detail message.
  58      */
  59     public NullPointerException() {
  60         super();
  61     }
  62 
  63     /**
  64      * Constructs a {@code NullPointerException} with the specified
  65      * detail message.
  66      *
  67      * @param   s   the detail message.
  68      */
  69     public NullPointerException(String s) {
  70         super(s);
  71     }
  72 
  73     /**
  74      * Returns the detail message string of this throwable.
  75      *
  76      * <p> If a non-null message was supplied in a constructor it is
  77      * returned. Otherwise, an implementation specific message or
  78      * {@code null} is returned.
  79      *
  80      * @implNote
  81      * If no explicit message was passed to the constructor, and as
  82      * long as certain internal information is available, a verbose
  83      * description of the null reference is returned.
  84      * The internal information is not available in deserialized
  85      * NullPointerExceptions.
  86      *
  87      * @return the detail message string, which may be {@code null}.
  88      */
  89     public String getMessage() {
  90         String message = super.getMessage();
  91         if (message == null) {
  92             return getExtendedNPEMessage();
  93         }
  94         return message;
  95     }
  96 
  97     /**
  98      * Get an extended exception message. This returns a string describing
  99      * the location and cause of the exception. It returns null for
 100      * exceptions where this is not applicable.
 101      */
 102     private native String getExtendedNPEMessage();
 103 }