"Exceptions will fade away in modern languages"

Ola Fosheim Grostad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 00:09:36 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 21 November 2020 at 23:05:19 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> I reacted to the comment of Walter Bright about exceptions in 
> the "Destroy All Memory Corruption" presentation. The point he 
> made that exceptions don't play well with compile time data 
> flow analysis. He also mentioned that he thinks that exception 
> will become obsolete in the future. Exceptions are used in many 
> languages today and even the newest ones so I can't see a trend 
> here.

Exceptions can be modelled with conditionals in static analysis. 
They should work out ok with dataflow analysis.

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