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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-30 09:52:44

Bronek Kozicki wrote:
> Ken Hagan wrote:
>> If your code is portable, then catch (...) is the only way
>> to deal with the fact that not everything is derived from
>> std::exception. I see nothing wrong with it.
> Shouldn't all exceptions in boost derive (directly or in most cases
> indirectly) from std::exception?

Yes, but exceptions do originate from non-boost code.

> IIRC discussions from comp.lang.c++.moderated (about "technology
> stolen by Andrei Alexandrescu from Yasland, ie. yet another
> std::vector<> implementation"), there was consensus that catch(...)
> is bad thing.

There is no such consensus. catch(...) is only bad when it's not a
catch(...), or when you don't really need a catch(...).

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