[fpc-pascal] Re: Fpc Access Violation if AppConfigDir doesn't exist.

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Feb 11 13:57:07 CET 2013

On Mon, 11 Feb 2013, Giuliano Colla wrote:

>>> This is true only if you invoke the program from command line, which is 
>>> something the end user will never do.
>> That is not the problem of TIniFile, but of the application programmer.
>> TIniFile properly reports any error, as it should, with an exception.
>> It is always up to the application programmer to deal with such cases.
>> That this is sometimes tricky in a GUI application, cannot be helped.
> It can be helped both by reducing the likelihood of the event, as you've 
> done, and by not suggesting to use in that case a try..finally construct in a 
> GUI application, which would mask the errors.
> This suggestion comes historically from Delphi literature, but fpc/Lazarus 
> developers should never forget that they're smarter than Delphi people. ;-)

I didn't suggest anything. I wrote 'deal with such cases'. 
How, this I leave up to the programmer.

But I will say this: 
trying to format the user's harddrive or attempt to fry his monitor is 
usually the wrong approach ;)


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