The Industry choice

Stephen Waterbury golux at
Mon Jan 3 15:33:36 EST 2005

Steve Holden wrote:
> Aahz wrote:
>> 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.  [...]
>>>> 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.
> The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Hmm ... those must be what my bucket keeps bumping over!  :)

Steve W.

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