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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-20 03:19:54

In the course of investigating some issues with the serialization library
I had occasion to investigate boost/throw exception.hpp .

I understood the original purpose of this header was to provide
support for throw for both compilers which implemented
exceptions and those that didn't (e.g. some embedded systems

Looking through this header - it seems that its function has
changed completely. It now drags in a lot of machinery
that no one who was using it before will need. It seems
that the whole purpose of the header has been changed. I did
review the documentation for boost exception and indeed,
it now seems that boost/throw_exception does implement
a different purpose.

Besides imposing the requirement for RTTI - I have no idea
what else this might break. Should all users of throw_exception
be advised to recode? Could we not restore the orginal
boost/throw_exception and make a differently named file
like boost/exception/???.hpp. This would provide all the
benefits of the new library to those who want and require
them without requiring changes all over the rest of boost.

Robert Ramey

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