From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-10-11 19:55:54
> This will result in no compile-time checking
> The run-time behavior is not advantageous
> Few compilers can use it for optimization
> Even among those that do, it will usually only result in a small reduction
> in executable size
> Many compilers will use it for pessimization, resulting in a large cost in
> executable size and often, speed.
> Yes, this is all true when introducing new classes into a system.
> However, because throw specs must be covariant wrt inheritance and
> overriding virtual functions, bad_numeric_cast is required in this
> case -- it is an error for it not to be (hence my comment about humans
> having the edge on compilers :->).
Only humans that pay attention (oops!)
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