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I view it as more of an option to reduce code noise in specific circumstances. I don't disagree with your examples but I don't see the path to the conclusion of inherent harm.

Playing devil's advocate on myself, I can see the argument that maybe the class itself won't throw once constructed but something could go terribly wrong with the resource. On the one hand if that's somewhat expected like with a network connection, I can see the merit in saying using would be harmful for the reasons you've stated. On the other hand, if errors in the resource are unrecoverable at this layer, then I would argue using explicitly states your expectation - this code should not throw and if it does something has gone horribly wrong we can't recover from here so let the exception propogate upwards. In this situation the whole point is the finally block, not the exception handling.

I agree it can be misused but non-recovering catches are often misused by improperly re-throwing and losing stack-trace information. I still see the value in re-throwing though if you want to add explicit information to the exception's data to help with debugging.
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