Exception Handling Defects: An Empirical Study

  title={Exception Handling Defects: An Empirical Study},
  author={Puntitra Sawadpong and Edward B. Allen and Byron J. Williams},
  journal={2012 IEEE 14th International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering},
Exception handling mechanisms are a feature common in many programming languages. Improper handling of exceptions can cause failures in software systems. This is especially critical for high-assurance systems where software failures may have severe consequences. Understanding the impact of misusing exception handling is important for better utilization of these constructs. This paper presents an exploratory study to determine whether using exception handling is relatively risky by analyzing the… CONTINUE READING