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From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-10 04:53:45

On 7/8/06, Jeremy Day <jeremy.day_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I'm all for doing whatever possible to keep library users from inadvertantly
> doing stupid things, but I personally feel that in this case the benefits of
> using a pointer (being able to catch old exceptions and test for the
> optional exception_info) outweigh the dangers of users potentially doing
> something ridiculous with the exception_info pointer.

With my example implementation of exception_info and
get_exception_info which returns (always) a reference to
exception_info, you achieve the same without having the user expect to
retrieve a pointer -- with which you can get wrong a lot of times,
compared to using references. So you get the best of both worlds. ;)

Dean Michael C. Berris
C/C++ Software Architect
Orange and Bronze Software Labs
Mobile: +639287291459
Email: dean [at] orangeandbronze [dot] com

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