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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-03 17:00:21

At 12:48 AM 11/3/2002, Kevin S. Van Horn wrote:

>Throwing an exception, on the other hand, causes the stack to be unwound,

>thus throwing away all of that information. When debugging, throwing an
>exception on a logical (programmer) error is the last thing in the world
>want to happen.

Surely your debugger allows you to trap the exception at the point it is
thrown, so that the stack (and everything else) at that point is available
for inspection? Isn't that equivalent to getting a core dump, yet
preserves the benefits of exceptions in non-debugging environments?


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