[mercury-users] "What do you think about Mercury ?"

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Sep 9 16:42:11 AEST 1999

On 27-Aug-1999, Renaud Paquay <rpa at miscrit.be> wrote:
> > - What weaknesses/drawbacks do you find in Mercury ?
> No "native" support for exceptions

Thanks for the feedback.

In the latest development version, the exception handling stuff
has now been moved from extras/exceptions into the standard library.
The standard error/1 predicate now throws an exception.

However, more work is still needed to get some of the standard library
predicates to report errors by throwing exceptions rather than aborting

> > - What would you change in the language/implementation ?
> Don't use "C" as a "portable assembler"

Could you elaborate here?  What don't you like about that?
As a user, why do you care how the implementation works?

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