It’s easy to be exceptional…

So, I’m that guy. I’m the one who got booed (it was in good fun) at the CLA summit for proposing you leave automatic error handling enabled. Since then, I had a whopping 2% of the conference attendees come up and let me know they agreed with me. (OK, I’m rounding up to the nearest integer.)

I also had someone come up and ask me exactly what I meant, which was nice. I don’t feel I gave him a completely well-reasoned answer, however, which also gives me a chance to clarify exactly what I’m talking about for those that weren’t there.

The basis for my position comes from the book “Clean Code” by Robert C. Martin. It’s not a LabVIEW book (it actually talks mainly about Java), but it’s really just about programming in general. For those that haven’t read it, I strongly recommend you pick up a copy.

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