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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-30 16:53:00

Jessie Hernandez wrote:


> For these reasons, I think providing a minimal number of exception
> classes is the middle-ground. I don't consider it a "virtue", but I
> think this change will please most users.

In other words, you will deliberately make your design worse because this
"will please most users" (an unproven assertion).

If you have many exception classes, people that don't feel comfortable with
them (assuming that there are such people; it is somewhat insulting to think
of your users as so deficient) can still use the appropriate intermediate
exception classes exactly as if these classes were the only exceptions

As for the LWG, allow them the pleasure of crippling the design themselves,
if they see it fit to do so.

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