Is there any reason we have both and ?

Imho, the latter should be merged into the former, or at least synonymized, as there's no relevant difference between their topics.

  • I suppose you could argue exception throwing and exception handling are two separate activities...but I can't imagine how you'd ask a question about one and not the other. Agree with merging.
    – Ixrec
    Nov 24, 2015 at 16:40
  • A quick look at the Exceptions tag makes me think there might be some valid questions about Exceptions themselves that wouldn't really make sense being tagged with exception-handling. For example, if/when to create your own exceptions, or to inherit from them, or using them as event arguments etc
    – Rachel
    Nov 24, 2015 at 16:42
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    @Rachel: That would be tagged exceptions, and maybe class-design or inheritance - depending on the specifics. Nov 24, 2015 at 16:45
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    @Deduplicator Oops, I read this as merging exceptions into exception-handling. Yes it would probably make sense to merge exception-handling into exceptions :)
    – Rachel
    Nov 24, 2015 at 16:46
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    @Rachel: Yes, this time I didn't swap them... (though I had to look at it once more to be sure). Nov 24, 2015 at 16:49

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The synonym suggestion has been placed in the system. It now needs a couple of (up) votes at https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/tags/exceptions/synonyms to take effect.


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