The Right Approach to Exceptions

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Tue Feb 21 06:15:29 PST 2012

On 2/21/12 4:40 AM, Vincent wrote:
> On Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 18:52:05 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> From experience I humbly submit that catching by type is most of the
>> time useless.
> Completely disagree. Types allow to control place for "catch". Say, some
> deeply nested function catches its own exceptions, while outer function
> catches the rest - exceptions higher in hierarchy. But to have benefit
> you have to create exceptions hierarchy - this is the main point.

As the next hundreds of messages discuss, matters are not all that 
simple :o).


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