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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-30 16:02:32

Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 09:00 AM 10/30/2003, Peter Dimov wrote:
> > Bronek Kozicki wrote:
> > > why don't we just make *small* hierarchy of exceptions, all
> > > derived from "socket_error" derived from "std::runtime_error" ?
> >
> >What does the user gain from this?
> Users who care about the exact reason can catch the more detailed
> types,
> uses who just care that the exception is sockets related can catch
> socket_error?

Yes of course, that's the point of a hierarchy. The question was what is
gained by artificially making the hierarchy smaller by collapsing several
distinct types into one.

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