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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-22 15:11:52

Peter Dimov wrote:

> From: "David B. Held"
> >Peter Dimov wrote:
> >
> >>My answer is that specifying the precise semantics of what() for
> >>every documented exception type is a necessary prerequisite.
> >>(Implies that the standard needs to be fixed, too.)
> >
> >Would it be worthwhile to define a different member function
> >(possibly in a std::exception-derived boost_exception) that returns
> >the precisely specified key that you desire (rather than changing the
> >requirements for what())?
> What _are_ the requirements for what()?

Well, as you were saying, that it return a unique documented value for
each exception type. Or did I not understand you correctly?


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