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Utility methods for dealing with stack traces

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import java.util.List;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Iterator;

 * Utility methods for dealing with stack traces.
 * @author <a href="mailto:jboner@codehaus.org">Jonas Bonr </a>
public final class StackTraceHelper {

     * Removes the AspectWerkz specific elements from the stack trace.
     * @param exception the Throwable to modify the stack trace on
     * @param className the name of the fake origin class of the exception
    public static void hideFrameworkSpecificStackTrace(final Throwable exception, final String className) {
        if (exception == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("exception can not be null");
        if (className == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("class name can not be null");
        final List newStackTraceList = new ArrayList();
        final StackTraceElement[] stackTrace = exception.getStackTrace();
        int i;
        for (i = 1; i < stackTrace.length; i++) {
            if (stackTrace[i].getClassName().equals(className)) {
        for (int j = i; j < stackTrace.length; j++) {
        final StackTraceElement[] newStackTrace = new StackTraceElement[newStackTraceList.size()];
        int k = 0;
        for (Iterator it = newStackTraceList.iterator(); it.hasNext(); k++) {
            final StackTraceElement element = (StackTraceElement) it.next();
            newStackTrace[k] = element;


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