I honestly can't think of any reason this might be true. Do you also establish a DBI connection without RaiseError set to true? It is akin to not checking the return code of open
. If something goes wrong, I want to know about it very loudly instead of blindly assuming everything is ok.
Can you give me an example of where setting it to false is better? I assure you I haven't adopted this strategy as a cargo cult practice and am genuinely interested in hearing your views on how this is better.