Comparing Software Complexity of Monadic Error Handling and Using Exceptions

Nagy, Gergely Attila ✉ [Nagy, Gergely Attila (scala), szerző] PhD Informatika Doktori Iskola (ELTE / IK)

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    Exception handling has been the definitive way to handle errors of any kind and exceptional circumstances in modern software. Using exceptions ease comprehension of single-threaded software by reducing complexity, but concurrency and asynchronous programming models require other approaches as the stack at the state of an error may not hold semantically important information. A way to handle such cases has been introduced to standard libraries, for example in Scala, the Try and - to some extent - Option constructs help programmers. Since these display monadic behavior, they provide improved composability compared to exception-based methods.Measuring software complexity can be done using software metrics. There are several well-known definitions: lines of code, cyclomatic complexity or McCabe-metrics, Halstead complexity measures and A-V.In this paper, we use definitions of widely-known metrics that have been extended for the case of exception handling and compare complexity of monadic error handling with standard exception handling techniques.
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    2021-05-17 13:06