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Jarek Kruza20-Jun-13 1:30
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cjb11020-Jun-13 0:12
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But shouldn't the developer *know* if a MemoryOverflow is a likely occurrence in a piece of code?

Otherwise we're saying that the underlying systems and framework are so flakey, that our apps might just randomly bug out...

That can't be a sensible approach to take surely??

For general code in most apps you have to trust the OS and framework will do as it always does.
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GeneralRelational database reinvented as a flat file... Pin
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GeneralWhy stick to just one database? Pin
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