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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-07 17:18:10

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm about to replace all my throw Foo; statetements in the Pointer
> Container library with something else to support platforms without
> exceptions.
> Is using boost::throw_exception the way to do it?
> If I where on such a platform, I kinda think that I would have preferred
> an assertion *at the throw spot* instead of making the call stack deeper
> yet and then call about or something.

If it is not a throw expression it ought to be something with similar
semantics, such as a function with __attribute__((__noreturn__)) (or
whatever it is spelled for a particular compiler), so the compiler knows
that no code past this point is ever executed.
Else you may get spurious warnings about missing return statements.
In fact, I'd suggest that boost::throw_exception() be tagged by such
an attribute (on platform that support it).


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