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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: .Net Core 6 jumps the shark Pin
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Richard Deeming5-Dec-21 22:00
mveRichard Deeming5-Dec-21 22:00 
A using block does not swallow exceptions, any more than a try..finally would.

The only time an exception would be lost would be if your Dispose method throws an exception. Whilst that's not entirely unheard of, it's a sign of a poorly implemented class, not a reason to reject the using block outright - especially since you'd have exactly the same problem with a try..finally block.

Code written with a using block is going to be significantly more "correct" than code that eschews it in favour of manual clean-up.

Maybe you should post your demo code to try to convince us.



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