Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 08:36:51PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 12:31:22PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 08:20:33PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > It's rare because in perl, you *very* rarely need anything as complex
> > > as a full exception. Most of the time you don't need exceptions at all
> > > - return values are quite adequete (because (a) you can return any
> > > arbitrarily complicated object, and (b) you have undef for error
> > > conditions).
> > There's nothing magic about perl that makes it such that you don't need more
> > featureful error handling. Those features are not unique to perl by a wide
> > margin; in fact they are quite widespread.
> C/C++. Languages with both of these features do indeed not normally have
> any need for exceptions.
What about them? C doesn't really have (a), and doesn't have exceptions
either. C++ has both, and also has exceptions.