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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-17 11:17:03

> >Why not derive a different exception from archive_exception for each of the
> >enum types instead of using the enum? This would be better because if a user
> >creates a new archive type they might need to add an exception type which is
> >not currently possible.
> Wouldn't it be better for the user to derive his own exception from archive_exception?

One more thing that I almost forgot. You should take the more complete descriptions in
the comments next to the enum and make them the returned message. So for example for
pointer conflict:
   msg = "Archive Exception: an attempt has been made to directly...."

If I am doing something like:
  catch(std::exception& e) {
        error_log << e.what();

I am going to much prefer something that gives me some sort of real
clue about the nature of the problem instead of the cryptic message
"pointer conflict"...


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