October 26, 2001

Open Source programmers stink at error handling

Author: JT Smith

LinuxWorld: "The only conclusion I can draw is that, like most commercial software developers, many open source
programmers are just plain lazy about proper error handling. But we're supposed to be better than that, and
it's time we started to live up to the reputation. I realize that most of these programs are works in progress.
But good error handling is not something that should be left for last. It should be part of the development
process. Although I may not practice it myself, I'm not the least bit ashamed to preach it."


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