Re: Exceptions, Go to Hell!

"Daniel T." <>
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:44:51 -0400
Goran Pusic <> wrote:

"Daniel T." <> wrote:

Goran Pusic <> wrote:

"Daniel T." <> wrote:

Frankly, I agree with ?? Tiib. It has been my experience that if
my program threw an exception, any exception, I had to re-write
it so that it no longer threw the exception.

Even if exceptions was due to network failure that prevented a
file from being open? No, that's too harsh.

If we were attempting to open a file, then it was absolutely
necessary for program continuance. Failure meant the program was

So, you were signaling "program bug" failure using exceptions?

Remember the subject of this thread... We weren't using exceptions at
all. Some people seem to think that one can't use the standard library
without exceptions, but we did by simply converting the throws into
assertion failures; by treating the situations where exceptions are
thrown in the library as precondition violations.

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