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Re^3: Error handling

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Sep 17, 2012 at 21:52 UTC ( #994121=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Error handling
in thread Error handling

... is there such a thing as too much error handling?

Yes. Does it make the code more difficult to maintain? Is it too expensive in terms of resources?

I spend most of my error handling budget at the edges of the application, where data can come in or where it's easy to misuse an API. I spend a lot of time making sure it's difficult, if not impossible, to misuse an API.

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