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From: Frank Mori Hess (fmhess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-23 20:36:22

On Sunday 20 April 2008 16:01, Sebastian Redl wrote:
> Frank Mori Hess wrote:
> > Maybe the
> > best route is to just send a patch to the gcc people that implements
> > exception_ptr as a gnu extension? That would also give you more
> > freedom in your implementation choices.
> I've considered it. But
> 1) First I need to get it to work - as you say, I've got more choices
> with a change to libsupc++, but at a big cost.
> 2) Changing the current thing would break the C++ ABI! This is a huge
> thing to consider.

It seems inevitable that the C++ ABI at least be extended if exception_ptr
is to ever be standardized. Clearly, the existing ABI is insufficient to
implement exception_ptr.


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