Who needs exceptions (was Re: Two languages, too similar, competing in the same space.)

Michael Kelly mkelly2002NOSPAM at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 2 13:39:18 EST 2002

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:50:47 +0100, "Alex Martelli" <aleax at aleax.it>

>Big applications written by people with some smarts start
>with the equivalent of:
>    global_emergency_ballast = malloc(a_reasonably_big_chunk);
>The ballast is released in emergency short-of-memory situations,
>exactly to finesse these kinds of issues.

btw- what do "big applications written by people with some smarts"
do when this global_emergency_ballast block of memory happens
to be the one that got corrupted?  Let me take a wild guess.
They get an access violation when they try to print a message
and crap out. :-)



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