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DP-2—Status Ignored After Call

Defect Indicators: An exception is suppressed or the error status returned by a called program is ignored. Example indicators are:

Risks: A program may fail silently, in other words, it will continue processing when it should have stopped, with potentially disastrous consequences, such as data corruption or loss.

Transient information important for tracing the source of the error is lost, making debugging difficult if not impossible.



Research Findings: