[Maxima] Representing the case "no result"
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 09:57:53 CDT 2009
On 6/9/09, Raymond Toy <raymond.toy at stericsson.com> wrote:
> Is there something inherently wrong with Lisp's approach of signaling
> errors and letting the user, if desired, handle it appropriately,
> including not at all?
OK by me, but let's figure out some different terminology.
"Signal" means something else in a POSIX-ish context,
which, while it is obscure, is still approximately 100 times
better known than Lisp. "Handler-case" is just ugly.
"Condition" is confusing; it doesn't have anything to do with
conditional expressions. We could say "exception" instead.
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