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Richard Keller asks:

I often come across heated blog posts where the author uses the argument: “exceptions vs explicit error checking” to advocate his/her preferred language over some other language. The general consensus seems to be that languages that make use of exceptions are inherently better / cleaner than languages which rely heavily on error checking through explicit function calls.

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