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From: Christopher Kohlhoff (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-28 07:29:32

Hi Matt,

--- Matt Vogt <mattvogt_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Yes, that's not a bad idea. Of course, you don't want to
> rewrite all the forwarding functions with any regularity, so
> it's probably better to do this with a Handler object,
> constructed with an error-handling function and then supplied
> with the success-handling function for each new operation.

It'd be great if you could have a think about the interface for
this object.

> Is split_error documented somewhere?

It doesn't exist yet :)

> Perhaps it's been discussed, but is there any particular
> reason you wouldn't want to define an 'asio::socket_error'
> subclass of asio::error? Attaching the relevant
> shared_ptr<socket> to the error code would make some error-
> handling strategies simpler.

I'm not sure that would be being useful enough in general, but
perhaps a function object that automatically created a std::pair
(or maybe boost::tuple) from the underlying asio::error and
whatever you want to attach to it, e.g.:

  sock->read(bufs, throw_error_pair(sock));

> > > If it were a pair of error-code and socket, and could be
> > > used asynchronously, it would be useful, but propagating
> > > the exception outside demuxer::run seems messy, since
> > > multiple threads could be calling 'run'.
> >
> > In respect of exceptions and demuxer::run, I hope I have
> > defined the behaviour clearly. Specifically, the demuxer
> > cannot know about all exception types, so exceptions are
> > allowed to safely propagate to outside the run call where
> > they can be handled. This only affects the thread where the
> > exception is raised. After handling the exception, that
> > thread may immediately call demuxer::run again to return to
> > the pool.
> Sorry if I'm missing the point, but I don't see what your
> saying here. If there are some exceptions that you cannot deal
> with, why should that prevent you from handling the ones you
> do know about? If users supply handlers that throw, they will
> need to deal with the resulting exceptions manually. I don't
> see how anything is simplified by requiring the user to deal
> with library exceptions in the same place (the call to
> demuxer::run)...

I think we've lost track of the original point we were
discussing here, whatever it was :) Basically asynchronous
operations do not throw unless:

- Something really serious has happened, like running out of a
  critical OS resource.

- The user code throws an exception, or calls some other code
  that throws an exception.

In both cases I think the appropriate place to handle these
exceptions is outside of demuxer::run().


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