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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-08 13:38:13

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Peter Dimov wrote:
> [...]
>> Right. You want to autodetect whether to operate in a throw mode or a
>> nothrow mode. This will never work. :-)
> Stop advocating blind use of catch(...), Peter!

_In the current language_ there is _nothing wrong_ with catch(...)+rethrow.
But I don't advocate it in general, or in the above sentence. I don't know
what you mean.

>> The problem is that you can't count on people marking nothrow regions
>> throw() if you can't count on them using operation() correctly (i.e.
>> disabling cancelation in nothrow regions.)
> Not quite. It's kinda "performance optimization". The idea is that
> all cancelation points (std::test_thread_cancel() including) shall
> NOT throw *unexpected* cancel exceptions... even if cancelation is
> enabled -- there should be no need to just waste cycles on disable/
> restore of thread cancelation state (quite expensive atomic stuff).

That's quite a different story. What does it mean for a cancel exception to
be "unexpected", by the way?

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