The Industry choice

Aahz aahz at
Mon Jan 3 16:24:48 EST 2005

In article <ImhCd.67875$Jk5.12637 at lakeread01>,
Steve Holden  <steve at> wrote:
>Aahz wrote:
>> In article <xuTBd.66280$Jk5.42292 at lakeread01>,
>> Steve Holden  <steve at> wrote:
>>>Aahz wrote:
>>>>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.

So's the road to unfinished software projects.  The question, as always,
becomes how best to balance the competing requirements and resources.
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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