Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems.
The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.
Broadly speaking, there are two ways to handle errors as they pass from layer to layer in software: throwing exceptions and returning status codes. Almost everyone agrees that exceptions are the better way to do it, but some people still prefer status returns. This article shows why exceptions are better.