The Industry choice

Aahz aahz at
Sun Jan 2 12:07:57 EST 2005

In article <xuTBd.66280$Jk5.42292 at lakeread01>,
Steve Holden  <steve at> wrote:
>Aahz wrote:
>> In article <7xacrs230c.fsf at>,
>> Paul Rubin  <> wrote:
>>>I was pretty skeptical of Java's checked exceptions when I first used
>>>them but have been coming around about them.  There's just been too
>>>many times when I wrote something in Python that crashed because some
>>>lower-level function raised an exception that the upper level hadn't
>>>been expecting, after the program had been in use for a while.  I'd
>>>sure rather find out about that at compile time.
>> That's funny -- Bruce Eckel talks about how he used to love checked
>> exceptions but has come to regard them as the horror that they are.
>> I've learned to just write "throws Exception" at the declaration of
>> every method.
>Pretty sloppy, though, no? And surely the important thing is to have a 
>broad handler, not a broad specification of raisable exceptions?

Yes, it's sloppy, but I Don't Care.  I'm trying to write usable code
while learning a damnably under-documented Java library -- and I'm *not*
a Java programmer in the first place, so I'm also fighting with the Java
environment.  Eventually I'll add in some better code.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

"19. A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming,
is not worth knowing."  --Alan Perlis

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