On 16 Apr 2008, at 15:06, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 22:09 +0900, Eleanor McHugh wrote:
>>
>> >> I'd much rather be damn sure and also have exception handling for
>> >> what
>> >> I don't expect.
>
>> > 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.
>
> Well, yeah.  But Matt made it sound like exception handling was a  
> rare beast and a major decision criterion for selecting languages.   
> I can only think of one language left in wide, common use that  
> doesn't have exception handling: C.  (I'm sure others will  
> immediately jump up and list others, but that's just life.;)

And I've seen a lot of C programmers code their own with longjmp ;)


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
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