Tag Archives: programming

When To Use Exceptions

Marty Alchin recently posted about the “evils” of returning None (or nil or null depending on your language of choice). I think he has it basically right. Sure there are situations where returning nil1 is appropriate, but they are pretty rare. For example, if a method actually does what the client asked and there is […]

Quote for the Day

From The State of the Scripting Universe Compilation will eventually come to be seen for what it is: merely an optimization tool, and one whose use is almost always premature. This interview is really interesting, especially once you realize that this was done via email and that none of the interviewees were aware of the […]