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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrasing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: Everywhere a single Catch block used catching top Exception all times. PinmemberRob Grainger24-Jun-13 0:02 
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GeneralRe: Everywhere a single Catch block used catching top Exception all times. PinmemberRob Grainger24-Jun-13 0:04 
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GeneralRe: Everywhere a single Catch block used catching top Exception all times. PinmemberChris Ross 224-Jun-13 2:32 
GeneralRe: Everywhere a single Catch block used catching top Exception all times. PinmemberRob Grainger24-Jun-13 4:08 
Yes, I always liked C++'s RAII (Resource Acquisition Is Initialization) approach for exactly this reason. Every scope in C++ acts as an implicit "using" for all names declared within it, and the destructor is implicitly called when the scope exits. This gives deterministic resource management, but does leave more room for developer mistakes than managed languages.
 
While "using" does allow this (to a degree) in C#, to apply it to every resource would sometimes result in a cascade of nested "using" blocks. In C++, its all automatic.
 
Personally, I like to think I don't need my hands held by the compiler all the time.
"If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough."
Alan Kay.

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