Here’s the exception I received today:
System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException. Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.
Isn’t it lovely? Do the authors think I have a little leprechaun sitting on the user machine and waiting for my command to retrieve
the pot of gold the
And if not, what do they expect my handling for oddball exceptions to be like? Perhaps something like
catch (StrangeExceptionVarietyOne ex)
catch (TotallyObscuredExceptionTwo ex)
catch (ReflectionTypeLoadException ex)
foreach (var loaderEx in ex.LoaderExceptions) Log(loaderEx.ToString());
Not gonnna happen. A good exception should have everything in its
ToString(). As in “for debugging purposes,
ToString implementation outputs a string rendering all the contained exceptions“. This is a good exception. This is an exception I like to work with. Why can’t all exceptions be like that?