Boost logo

Boost :

From: Alan.Griffiths_at_[hidden]
Date: 2003-10-02 04:49:39

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Terekhov [mailto:terekhov_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: 02 October 2003 09:55
> I can write a pointer that would use something like IsBad*Ptr in its
> "checking policy" and raise "access violation" via normal C++ throw-
> expression. The same goes for underflows/overflows/whatnot. It does
> NOT make any difference if "hardware" does it for you. Live with it.

There is a standard defining C++ exception handling [CEH].

*Microsoft* have implemented a similar technology SEH on their platform.
SEH has more features than C++ exceptions and is close to being a superset
of CEH (it might even be one - I haven't time to make that determination).

I have no issue with CEH exceptions being treated as SEH exceptions.

You argue the converse but have failed to demonstrate either the
desirability or feasibility of treating SEH exceptions as CEH exceptions to
anyones satisfaction. Dave et al. have repeatedly explained the issues with
it - and make sense.

The problem is not the C++ standard; it is that is that catch (...) treates

Enjoy your life.

Alan Griffiths 
For more information about Barclays Capital, please
visit our web site at
Internet communications are not secure and therefore the Barclays 
Group does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this 
message.  Although the Barclays Group operates anti-virus programmes, 
it does not accept responsibility for any damage whatsoever that is 
caused by viruses being passed.  Any views or opinions presented are 
solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the 
Barclays Group.  Replies to this email may be monitored by the Barclays 
Group for operational or business reasons.

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at