I've heard it said that the inclusion of null references in programming languages is the "billion dollar mistake". But why? Sure, they can cause NullReferenceExceptions, but so what? Any element of ...
What do you do when malloc returns 0 or new throws exception? Just halt or try to survive OOM condition/save the user's work?
I'm writing a small database-centric application in Java Swing that will be used internally in a small company. I haven't much experience with developing production-level applications. I don't use an ...
With parallel algorithms knocking at the door, it might be a good time to think about error handling. So at first there were error codes. Those sucked. It was free to ignore them, so you could fail ...
I know that modern languages handle integer divide by zero as an error just like the hardware does, but what if we could design a whole new language? Ignoring existing hardware, what should a ...