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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-04 06:19:24

From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
> At 12:48 AM 11/3/2002, Kevin S. Van Horn wrote:
> >Throwing an exception, on the other hand, causes the stack to be
> >thus throwing away all of that information. When debugging, throwing an
> >exception on a logical (programmer) error is the last thing in the world
> I
> >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?

No, because beta testers typically don't run your program under a debugger.

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