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Thursday November 25th, 1999

The folks at Mozilla.org have written up what they think the criteria for Mozilla becoming 'Alpha' is. Click the full article link below to find out what they think, and post talkback so people know what you think.


#24 What is a Mozilla Alpha?

by davefiddes

Friday November 26th, 1999 3:53 AM

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One of the Mozilla C++ rules is that you can't use exceptions. This means that it is basically impossible to trap something as straight forward as a divide by zero or null pointer access.

AFAIK it is usually really trivial, recoverable problems that bring down mozilla.

The reasoning behind this architectural approach is that C++ exceptions are not supported reliably and universally on all plaforms. This maybe a bit of a pain durign development but it probably saves Mozilla from wierder bugs (to do with bad or inappropriate exception handling) and enforces better coding standards.