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digitalmars.D.learn - [OT] Curlies and try/catch

reply "Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> writes:
I figured some people here might know.  Honestly, this has always been a 
question of mine...

Why do most (all but D?) languages force you to use curlies for 
try/catch?  Is it because they are enforcing style?  Encouraging you to 
not use them for simple one-offs?

I really like how D works.  I wish all languages were like it in this 
(and many other) respect(s).

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May 02 2008
parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> wrote in message 
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I figured some people here might know.  Honestly, this has always been a 
question of mine...

 Why do most (all but D?) languages force you to use curlies for try/catch? 
 Is it because they are enforcing style?  Encouraging you to not use them 
 for simple one-offs?

I don't know. It's especially irritating in languages (*COUGH*JAVA*COUGH*) that really like you to use exceptions for things that should arguably be return values (*COUGH*THREAD.SLEEP()*COUGH*). I've adopted the D-style curly omission in my language.
May 02 2008