Hugh Winkler holding forth on computing and the Web

Friday, June 08, 2007

Hyperbolism of the Month

...goes to (the envelope please)... Elliotte Rusty Harold!:
Java’s exception handling is the single best error handling and reporting mechanism ever built into a programming language.

I personally don't think you're going to beat the Common Lisp condition system. You can emulate Java-style exception handling, but it's so much richer to be able to restart in the context where the error occurred, without unwinding the stack.

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