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The paper discusses the basic concepts underlying the issue of software reliability, and argues that programmed exception handling is inappropriate for dealing with suspected software errors. Instead it is shown, using an example program, how exception handling can be combined with the recovery block structure. The result is to improve the effectiveness with which problems due to anticipated faulty input data, hardware components, etc., are dealt with, while continuing to provide means for recovering from unanticipated faults, including ones due to residual software design errors.
Author(s): Melliar-Smith PM, Randell B
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Software Engineering Notes: ACM Conference on Language Design For Reliable Software
Year of Conference: 1977
Publisher: ACM Press
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Series Title: ACM SIGPLAN Notices (Issue 3)