[fpc-pascal] flag or exception?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Sep 1 14:13:33 CEST 2006

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Bisma Jayadi wrote:

> Hi all...
> I've always been confused about this subject... flag or exception for error 
> handling? Can anyone share knowledges and ideas about when and where and why 
> a (pascal) developer should chose one over another?

This is highly developer dependent.

I personally prefer exception-based code. 
I find it more clear and readable (less IF's), and more structured 
(easier cleanup in case of error, etc.)

But this is a personal opinion.


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