exceptions == errors?

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Tue Apr 8 19:26:15 CEST 2003


Jim Meyer  <jmeyer at pdi.com> wrote:
>It's always been my impression that exceptions impose considerable
>performance overhead and therefore should be used to handle only the
>truly exceptional cases; for any predictable case, one should perform
>validation and/or error-handling outside the exception mechanism. 
>
>[BTW, I picked up this habit after reading "Effective C++" by Scott
>Meyers, a book I cannot recommend highly enough. =]

"Effective C++" is indeed an excellent book for improving your C++
code.  But why would you think it would teach you anything about
improving your Python code?  Most of the book is very C++ specific.




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