Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everything in a Language Stems from a Historic Need

I remember wondering what the big deal was with the Exception type. I guess it was annoying not being able to return an error from, say, constructors:

"The use of exceptions adds to a consistent framework design and allows error reporting from members, such as constructors, that cannot have a return type." - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229014

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