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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-17 19:50:28

At 04:59 PM 9/17/2002, Peter Dimov wrote:

>Part of the problem is that we are writing both an interface and an
>implementation. It would be unwise to couple the interface to the
>implementation. We can't adopt's wording, though, as it says
>functions may throw implementation-defined exceptions unless otherwise
>specified. "Implementation defined" means that we must document the exact
>exception types since we are the implementors!
>I think that we should consider imposing a boost-wide "Chapter 17" saying
>that functions may throw exceptions derived from standard exception
>unless otherwise specified.

Good idea! If a library didn't want to conform with the Boost "Chapter
17", it could always exempt itself.

Who wants to volunteer to draft some wording?


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