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Error Handling in C++

Posted on 2006-05-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
What other ways are available for error handling in C++ besides throwiing an exception? Is one type better to use than the other? What kind of scenarios would they be used in?
Question by:Wookie68
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jkr earned 1000 total points
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You basically have two choices - the one being exception, the other returning error codews from function calls. Both have their pros and cons, but I'd say it depends on the actual situation which weapon you choose. If you e.g. work with a library that makes use of throwing exeptions (just as e.g. STL), you better pick that concept, if you are only orking with an APIesque construct, return values are OK. Even a healthy mixture of both can have some real beauty.

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by:Dariusz Dziara
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You can always create wrapper that will turn error code into exception or exception into error code.

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