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GeneralRe: smart way to detect if System.Boolean true or false Pin
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I agree with your two examples... but there have been a couple of times where I have done the same thing because I don't want an exception.

perhaps a file access on start up that is not important if it fails, I don't want to inform the user and I certainly don't want to crash the application. it is only on rare occasions thou

Yes, I know I could log the error but maybe it really is that unimportant, plus perhaps my error logging process would have an empty catch if it fails to write to a log file (after all, can't log if the logging is failing)
This will do for now

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