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From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-22 00:30:18

Greg Colvin wrote:

> It turns out that Windows does support alloca, that it
> does allocate from the stack, and that it is safe to
> use in C++ so long as you don't call it in a catch
> clause expression.

        Thanks: that's an interesting constraint!
(The EH relies on the frame pointer BP, not the
stack pointer SP .. so what's special about catches?)

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