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Re: [DotGNU]binary reader

From: Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]binary reader
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:30:37 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 07:10:00AM +1000, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> On Friday 20 February 2004 01:36 am, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann wrote:
> > instead of long investigation why an application causes
> > NullReferenceException which says nothing and occurs in the wrong place.
> And then we get other users complaining that "pnet crashes".  Both returning 
> null and throwing an exception are difficult to track down.  i.e. same 
> problem, but a different symptom.
> > Could you manage to change this.
> It's my personal coding style to return a semi-reasonable value and mark it 
> with TODO rather than crash the system dead.  There are hundreds of these in 
> the code and it would be a waste of time to change them all.  Blindly 
> changing them also runs the risk of breaking something that does expect to 
> see a semi-reasonable return value if the function isn't supported.
At least you could use
System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine ("....") to see the error message in the

> > Is there a chance it will be implemented
> Eventually.  Or sooner if someone like yourself would volunteer to fix it.  I 
> can't do everything myself.

Is there a documentation about binary resource format?

Mirosław Dobrzański-Neumann
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