[erlang-questions] Old school exceptions vs. new age one
Tue Apr 29 09:02:19 CEST 2008
Thomas Lindgren <> writes:
> I have to note that I nearly always use 'catch' rather
> than 'try', and even consider 'catch' taking care of
> all cases in a great big mess the usually desired
> behaviour. But since I so clearly Don't Get It, I'm
> wondering: what properties of 'try' do people consider
> great _in practice_? What has saved your bacon in
> switching from old to new school?
For me, the ability to catch some sorts of exceptions
and ignore others. Especially if I want to catch throws,
but want any errors to terminate the process.
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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