[Biococoa-dev] mass calculator bug

Alexander Griekspoor mek at mekentosj.com
Sun Aug 29 16:38:19 EDT 2004

> The use of tempDict is just basic error trapping.  If the file's 
> corrupted,
> they key could be absent or malformed, so I check whether it's present 
> and a
> valid NSDictionary before trying to use it.
> If we were being really careful, I'd have an "else" statement that 
> threw an
> exception, but I can't really decide how best to define exceptions at 
> this
> point.
> JT

This is the other example which triggered my safety vs speed email.
WE provide the basic plist, so it should work period. I can see two 
reason why it couldn't. First, the download/installation went terribly 
wrong, in case this probably isn't the only thing broken and everything 
goes bananas. Second, the developer (or user) has tinkered/changed our 
plist, which he obviously did wrong. Why then save his *ss? He should 
simply repair/adjust the plist before shipping his app. I don't see a 
reason for the error checking code. To black and white?

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