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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-10 10:45:11

At Monday 2004-02-09 23:33, you wrote:
>David Abrahams wrote:
>>"Brock Peabody" <brock.peabody_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
>>>>On Behalf Of Victor A. Wagner, Jr.
>>>>We can either do nothing (until the standard changes so we can handle ALL
>>>>types) or we can do something (handle the built-in types and the standard
>>>>I suggest "something" as a useful approach.
>>>I'd suggest allowing the user to specify a typelist rather than hard coding
>>>the standard types. You could supply as a default the list of standard
>>There are better ways. Boost.Python uses a dynamic registration
>>technique. Compile-time enumeration of the exceptions is overkill
>>and not sufficiently flexible.
>Isn't there a problem with ordering in hierarchies when using dynamic
> register_exception<std::exception>();
> register_exception<my_exception>();
> register_exception<my_exception>();
> register_exception<std::exception>();
>AFAICT there is no way to determine the most derived type. Maybe this
>isn't a problem in practice..

that was the algorithm that I thought I'd remembered from Alexandrescu's tome.
I have a meeting in a few minutes, I'll try to look it up when I return.

>Daniel Wallin
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