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From: Fernando Cacciola (fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-21 08:46:06

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrei Alexandrescu" <andrewalex_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:44 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: Do we need a boost_exception class or idiom?

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> [snip]
> > This seems like a very bad solution. It requires solving the
> > forwarding constructor problem, for one thing. boost::throw_exception
> > doesn't have that problem.
> I don't know about boost::throw_exception, but a nonmenber should be
> generally preferred to a member. Thus, I find the solution based on member
> raise poor. An equivalent free function can be written:
> template <class T>
> void raise(const T& exc)
> {
> #ifdef ...
> throw exc;
> #endif
> }
Your are absolutely right, and boost::throw_exception is precisely a
non-member raise.

So I take back my strong encouragement (...each time I strongly say
something it turns out to be wrong. :-o )
The actual point was that code shouldn't just use a throw expression

> Andrei
Fernando Cacciola

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