Empty Catch Blocks

I’ve just found 22 examples of this anti-pattern in a small .NET project:

	// (Stuff here)
catch {}

Oh yes, the empty catch block. Joy of joys.

Declaring an empty catch block is equivalent to professing that:

"Sometimes this code I’ve written fails. I don’t know why. I don’t really care. Please don’t tell me when it happens. I can’t hear you. La la la…"


If I ruled the world, empty catch blocks would be invalid in C#. Is there ever any reason for using them?