[Haskell-cafe] Re: New Hackage category: Error Handling

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Mon Dec 7 20:33:59 EST 2009

I'm wondering, what are we talking about here?

 - the meaning of "error" and "exception"?

 - personal responsibility when writing programs?

 - language features - library functions, runtime implementation etc.?

The first two, I think could serve as the basis for an entertaining
discussion.  Where the third applies, if there are real disagreements
it would be helpful to frame the discussion at least partly in those
terms, so anyone who has a practical interest in the matter may understand
what's being discussed.

In my view, the discussion so far has shown that while everyone has
interesting and valuable opinions about how various contingencies ought
to be handled, in the end it no doubt it must be up to the programmer
writing the code ... right?

	Donn Cave, donn at avvanta.com

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