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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-17 12:43:01

> Oops, ambiguous parse tree.

Thx for the clarification :-)
> You are right, we can't reasonably expect that. This IMO is a defect in the
> standard. I'd definitely think twice before showing an implementation
> defined string to the user; sometimes the result looks very unprofessional.
> :-)

I agree that this is an issue with the standard.

> Whether the right solution is to fix what() or to introduce a separate
> function is another matter, of course.

Given that there is lots of existing practice that doesn't meet
your 'well-defined' standard, it seems that the only option is
to introduce a separate function. Of course, typeinfo might
be another way, but that's broken for cross-platform
developments :-(


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