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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-17 11:24:22

From: "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]>
> > >Why not derive a different exception from archive_exception for each of
> > >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
> 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"...

Only if you can read English. Don't forget that. :-)

FWIW, I much prefer well-defined what() strings ("boost::pointer_conflict")
that I can use as keys into a message table over implementation-defined
descriptive messages.

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