... I'll just point them to this article and explain that I'm just sweating the details. If you're a programmer, that is a lot more important than most people and most programmers would believe.

This post first appeared on my old C++ blog. You might have seen it before.

I think by now we can all agree that exceptions are generally a good thing in C++. They allow us to separate the error handling from the general flow of control inside a program and also enable us to handle errors at the most appropriate point. More often than not, the best point to handle errors is quite far removed from the source of the exception.

I’ve been using the official GNU distribution of Emacs for Windows for the last few years and am very happy with it. Well, usually I am very happy with it until someone sends me a 25GB log file I need to analyse and the 32 bit Emacs refuses to play when faced with the enormity of the file in question.

MELPA has recently got its own domain (melpa.org) so it's time to update your list of package repositories with the new URL.

For those who aren't aware of this yet, there is an Emacs Stackexchange site that's currently in beta. I'd like to encourage everybody to take part in it so it can become a viable site on the Stack Exchange network.