General Level Exception Handling Considered Harmful

April 9, 2004 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment


Exception handling is somewhat awesome for developers. Therefore some projects come to a point where they catch exceptions at a general level. A short article with some demo code illustrates the risks of catching exceptions at a general level (catching Exception in Java).

I recommend following the “Crash Early” tip described in The Pragmatic Programmer (p. 120).

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