"Raoul De Kezel" <✉hotmail.com> wrote in message news:✉forums.inprise.com...
> It is somewhat common these days to read that exceptions should > be used to report errors and only errors. This statement goes > against every theory of exceptions. It is also usually void of > any content because the precise meaning of "error" is unspecified.
He he, finally. If we could only agree on some terminology, like the " Fault / Error / Failure " definitions in the "Error handling for Business Information Systems" you referenced above, for example (very well written material, by the way!). Basically, my conclusion is that you *can* use exceptions to do nearly anything if you just specify your functions accordingly. Whether you *want* to use exceptions in this way is another matter. It's up to the designer / programmer (insofar as they are different).