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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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John Cowan writes:

 > Karl Waclawek scripsit:
 > > I agree. It would be nice, however, if SAX for instance allowed
 > > an application to stop parsing (based on an event) without 
 > > having to throw an exception.
 > What's wrong with exceptions?  This kind of thing, abandoning an action,
 > is what they were made for.  If one of your SAX handlers decides that
 > there is no point in reading further, create an AllDoneException packaged
 > inside a SAXException, and away we go.

Quite right.  Exceptions in C++ can be deeply evil, but in Java,
they're a natural part of the language and a good measure of how
comfortable a programmer is working in it.

All the best,


David Megginson, david@megginson.com, http://www.megginson.com/


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