Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Framework to Allow User to Recover Gracefully from Hung Applications

So some researchers were looking into how to get MS Word to recover when it gets hung and came up with a general framework to allow users to attempt to get hung applications unstuck.

This is a great case of a truly useful tool that can be 'an enabler' for bad programming practices. Surely, this is a good tool for end-users. But developers providing this as a workaround for problematic code can be a bad strategy.

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