"Kristofer Skaug" <✉satserv.nl> wrote in message news:3b778917_2@dnews...
> "Greg Lorriman" <✉bigfoot.com> wrote in message > news:3b770d27_2@dnews... > > > > It's supposed to cover the unexpected which means > > that for which your program cannot be reasonably expected to cope. A > user > > providing a path to a non-existent file, for example, or an > alphanummeric > > string where a number is required. > > > > Basically what you are saying is that the "threshold" for generating > exceptions is the allotted development budget. Complete error handling
Absolutely not! I am saying that it is unreasonable for MS Word to do anything other than abort if the user provides a false path in the open dialog. What is the programmer supposed to do? Is he supposed to attempt to find a file whose soundex is similar? That would be unreasonable. There is no reasonable contigency and it's obvious that user intervention is needed. This situation is asking for an exception.