On 16 Apr 2008, at 10:15, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 17:45 +0900, Matt Todd wrote:
>>
>> I'd much rather be damn sure and also have exception handling for  
>> what
>> I don't expect.
>
>> You know, because exceptions to the rules of life can happen and they
>> aren't always what you expect. Because life isn't always as linear as
>> we'd hope.
>
> Is there any (serious) language made after, say, 1985 that doesn't  
> have exception handling?  Static typing or dynamic typing, strong  
> typing or weak typing -- they pretty much all have some kind of  
> exception handling mechanism.


It's not enough to have the mechanism, you also have to code the  
system to use it intelligently otherwise you won't fail-safe.


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
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raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason