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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-10 10:48:02

At Tuesday 2004-02-10 00:01, you wrote:
>On 10/02/2004, at 6:54 PM, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
>>I think boost should encourage best practices, not practices which
>>work acceptably only in limited circumstances without providing
>>substantial benefits.
>Fair call.
>>For miscellaneous errors, you can use one the
>>standard exception classes, such as runtime_error, using a
>>stringstream to format the results, if you like:
>> stringstream s;
>> s << "somebody made " << x << " mistakes";
>> throw runtime_error(s.str());
>>This gives you the results you want, doesn't it? Is it really that
>Oh, well I'm alright, because I'll go on using my streamy exception where
>I think it's warranted.
>Convenience is an interesting question though. To some extent (no offence
>to the authors of excellent libraries that I use a lot and am extremely
>grateful for) my use of boost::lambda and boost::bind amounts to avoiding
>the inconvenience of hand writing function objects - but I wouldn't want
>to live without them.
>Funny that gcc's runtime_error uses a string copy constructor that could
>potentially throw :-)

what exception do you see it throwing (possibly) ?

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