The Right Approach to Exceptions

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Mon Feb 20 18:39:15 PST 2012

On 2/20/12 7:32 PM, Juan Manuel Cabo wrote:
> Well... then why did this mistakes exist?:
> In dot NET:
> 	ComException - Exception encapsulating COM HRESULT information
>          SEHException	Exception encapsulating Win32 structured exception handling information.z
> And why do you think that a thing like standardizing DatabaseException
> never survives users, and that each database manager library defines its
> own top *DatabaseException base class?
> This is a universal problem with transversal traits of exceptions.

Yes, exactly. Exceptions are poorly equipped to address cross-cutting 
concerns, which is odd because they are themselves a cross-cutting 
matter :o). The solution is, I think, to find improved abstractions.


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