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Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Aug 7 00:29:28 CEST 2010


On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:23:50 +0000, kj wrote:

> I don't get your point.  Even when I *know* that a certain exception may
> happen, I don't necessarily catch it.  I catch only those exceptions for
> which I can think of a suitable response that is *different* from just
> letting the program fail.  (After all, my own code raises its own
> exceptions with the precise intention of making the program fail.)  If
> an unexpected exception occurs, then by definition, I had no better
> response in mind for that situation than just letting the program fail,
> so I'm happy to let that happen. If, afterwards, I think of a different
> response for a previously uncaught exception, I'll modify the code
> accordingly.
> 
> I find this approach far preferable to the alternative of knowing a long
> list of possible exceptions (some of which may never happen in actual
> practice), and think of ways to keep the program still alive
> no-matter-what.  "No memory?  No disk space?  No problem! Just a flesh
> wound!"  What's the point of that?

/me cheers wildly!

Well said!



-- 
Steven



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