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From: bill_kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-17 12:26:44

--- In boost_at_y..., "terekhov" <terekhov_at_d...> wrote:
> --- In boost_at_y..., Tom Becker <voidampersand_at_f...> wrote:
> > >4) Allow the user to "eat" the exception.
> > >5) Make the cancellation "flag" a sticky flag, so if the
> I would much appreciate if someone would explain me
> the usefulness of N4 and N5 (other than ability
> to play tennis, I mean N4 handler and cancel.point/
> thread::exit(...)).

You yourself have been arguing for N4. N5 just insures the request
doesn't silently go away if someone inadvertantly "eats" the

> Why not just say that it is *undefined* behavior?

You mean say it's undefined behavior if the user doesn't rethrow?
What does this specification buy either the user or the implementer?

Bill Kempf

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