The primary duty of an exception handler is to get the error out of the lap of the programmer and into the surprised face of the user. Provided you keep this cardinal rule in mind, you can’t go far wrong.
Verity Stob is the pseudonym of a British software developer and satirical columnist. Author of humorous and satirical articles about information technology, particularly software development. Has written articles and columns for various magazines, newspapers, and websites, including .EXE magazine, Dr. Dobb’s Journal and The Register for over 20 years.