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  • FWIW, I've noticed more discussion of whether checked exceptions in Java are worth the effort, particularly since they're not implemented in C#. There's a good writeup [] on the issues from Bruce Eckel, along with some related discussion [].
    • Absolutely wonderful writeup! That definitely makes the think that checked exceptions might not be the WunderTool that I thought. The problem appears to lie in programmers being pressed for time and thus "swallowing" exceptions with the intent to come back to them later. We all know what a lie "I'll do it tomorrow" is :)

      try {
      } catch (SomeException e) {} /* exception swallowed */

      Knowing full well that I'm often under the gun at work, I could easily see myself doing t

  • Watch out for the closures issue with I wrote about this in my exceptions talk here [].