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From: duncan_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-08-23 13:23:09

williamkempf_at_[hidden] () wrote:

> --- In boost_at_y..., duncan_at_s... wrote:
> > When an exception other than thread_end (or derived) escapes from
> the
> > thread procedure I would strongly prefer it to stop the whole
> program
> > (process). This should be the default behaviour. It causes too much
> > grief during program development, especially for those who are
> still
> > getting to grips with the system for the default to be silent
> thread
> > exit. I've had bad experiences with Java in this regard. They were
> not
> > horrendously bad, but wasted quite a bit of time on several
> occasions.
> Any number of things can cause "silent thread exit". Cancelation,
> calls to exit(), simply returning from the entry function. All
> exhibit the same behavior as that proposed for exception handling. I
> see no real issue here.

Alexander seems to agree with me. The issue is that a coding mistake
which causes a throw, rather than say a segv, is silent. For a person
learning threads that is not terribly helpful.

Duncan Harris, Sapio Design Ltd, Manchester, U.K.

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