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Apr
24
comment Why have many programmers moved to using exception handling for input or output?
@DougM, The phrase "easier way" would be appropriate then. Whether that's a good or bad thing is irrelevant and will depend on each use case, as the question here is simply "Why have many programmers moved to using exception handling for input or output?" And the answer is because it's the economical choice. That decision has no direct relation with theoretical correctness nor faulty input/output. — Regarding the part on "more/less code", If you re-read through the links, it's evident Dijkstra's quote above is not saying that more code is a good thing, he's stating the exact opposite.
Apr
23
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Apr
23
comment Why have many programmers moved to using exception handling for input or output?
@utnapistim, The question is comparing exception handling against the other alternatives. And yes they make things easier when there's no need for reliability yet it's the easy way out when you get to high-reliability situations. See the links I've provided, especially blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2005/01/14/352949.aspx and joelonsoftware.com/items/2003/10/13.html
Apr
23
comment Why have many programmers moved to using exception handling for input or output?
@Aaronaught, While silent downvotes don't help the site, comments which explain nothing is just as non-useful. Why do you say that this is a troll answer?
Apr
23
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Apr
23
answered Why have many programmers moved to using exception handling for input or output?
Apr
15
comment What is negative code?
Related: quora.com/How-many-lines-of-code-do-professional-program...
Apr
12
comment Why is jQuery released under MIT and not LGPL?
The question should be "Why is jQuery releasd under MIT and not CC0?"
Apr
8
comment What is the best way to INSERT a large dataset into a MySQL database (or any database in general)
Is this actually faster?
Apr
3
comment Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?
@sparks, Troubleshooting other people's bugs are 100x more annoying that troubleshooting your own bugs.
Apr
3
comment Should the name of my program be a verb (“frobnicate”) or a noun (“frobnicator”)?
@Spoike, See the 5th point of quora.com/What-are-some-jokes-that-only-geeks-can-understand/…
Mar
25
comment What does SVN do better than Git?
@LazyBadger, Never heard of it.
Mar
25
comment What are the advantages of showing line numbers in a text editor?
@Rook, Definitely. If you have everything in one file, the quality usually increases because It's easier to ensure that you don't have some stray code in some stray file somewhere.
Mar
25
comment What are the advantages of showing line numbers in a text editor?
@maple_shaft, Actually even when you are not able to see lines, you can still do Ctrl-G (e.g. plain old notepad).
Mar
19
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
Per SemVer itself. You can't use SemVer without a public API.
Mar
12
comment How should I pronounce the :: and -> in PHP?
@zzzzBov, I can imagine how bad your day is.
Mar
12
comment How should I pronounce the :: and -> in PHP?
@MichaelK, Shouldn't -> be called the dot and :: be called the dot dot?
Mar
10
comment “static” as a semantic clue about statelessness?
What's the difference between "nullipotent" and "stateless"?
Mar
9
comment What is the hardest bug to find?
@systempuntoout, Does the Schrodinbug even exist?