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Regaining Control of Exception Handling, December 01, 1999 Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy, 10 pages

Error Handling, Design. tends to degrade as the system evolves, the structure of exception handling also degrades. In this paper, we draw on our experience building and analyzing the exception structure of Java programs to describe why and how exception structure degrades. Fortunately, we need not let our exception structure languish. We also relate our experience at regaining control of exception structure in several existing programs using a technique based on software containment.

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