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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-10 16:26:32

Ian McCulloch wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> Assert != exception.
> Fine. But why not use an exception as part of the mechanism for saving some
> (hopefully) recoverable data?

Because exceptions cause unwinding, and that will potentially cause
*lots* of code to execute. You don't want lots of code to execute when
you're in an unstable state. You want to call your emergency clean-up
code, dump core and die, immediately.

Eric Niebler
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