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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-09 15:24:28

williamkempf_at_[hidden] wrote:
> If it's
> beneficial to have the exact type reported then it seems that there
> needs to be a way to specify types that will be caught. Otherwise
> libraries that extend this heirarchy with their own exception types
> will be reported as generic exception types while the standard
> exception types that extend the heirarchy are more precise. I'd be
> in favor of just catching std::exception types instead.

Unfortunately, there are environments where some standard
exceptions don't have useful what() strings, e.g. bad_alloc()
on some platforms.

This is unlikely with user-defined exceptions.

Jens Maurer

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