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I tend to agree. A lot of people with a lot more experience than I have rave about how wonderful exception handling is, but they've failed to communicate to me why it is valuable to be able to throw an exception in one place and catch it someplace else rather than handling the problem (assuming it can be handled by any means other than spitting an error message and bailing) in the same block of code where it is detected. It seems to me that having the exception and the handling thereof separated by arbitrarily many lines of code is asking for headaches in terms of code maintenance. Rather than throwing the exception in the first place, wouldn't it be better to handle it en situ? (Sure, sometimes a number of spots can share the same code -- so call a subroutine then, but at least the call is right there.)

As I said, I have a good deal less experience than a lot of the people who rave about exception handling, so I'm probably missing something...

 --jonadab


In reply to Re: Best Practices for Exception Handling by jonadab
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