A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for creating a common interface for exception handling. Naming conventions of exceptions are determined. A prefix and/or a suffix is added to each exception interface name for indicating that the exception interface is an exception. Where an exception error occurred is indicated and a determination is made as to what caused the exception error. Context is provided as to what was happening when the exception error occurred. Streaming of the exception is allowed to a common interface. An error message is outputted indicating that an exception error has occurred.