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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-09 19:53:55

David Abrahams wrote:

> Is everyone convinced that propagating the exception into the joining
> thread is the right behavior or even semantically sensible?

I'm not.

For me exceptions are conceptually associated with call stacks.
While I can see a generalization of this concept to be valid in environments
such as CORBA where a simulation of a synchronous call graph is provided,
I think the situation in multi-threaded environments is quite different.

If someone wants to use multi-threading and make it look as a single call
stack from the outside, he can always add translators that add exception
marshalling on a higher level. I don't think a low level generic threading
library should care about that.


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