2011-12-31

exceptions - when to use error logging instead

adda/cstr/exceptions/when to use error logging instead:
. if the misuse of an interface will be caught during compilation
then a logged warning is appropriate;
otherwise, the bug catch will be depending on
how much testing the client coder does,
so if the bug gets to the user,
there should be an exception to get some runtime backup;
ie, the code will be responding to exceptions with
certain fixes or apologies;
conversely, if the coder isn't catching exceptions
then that is some half-baked, dangerous code,
and the user should be made aware it
so then the denial of service implied by an uncaught exception
is warranted .