Subject: Re: [boost] Mark throw_exception as noreturn?
From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro.prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-25 19:03:52
Andrey Semashev wrote:
> I was wondering why the throw_exception function is not marked as
I don't know. That could be because not all compilers support
that annotation (but then, that's not usually something which
scares Boost off).
> This makes it troublesome to use it as a drop-in replacement
> for throw statements as it starts to flag compiler warnings about
> missing return statements in non-void functions.
> I suggest to mark the function as noreturn at least for compilers that
> support it. GCC has __attribute__((noreturn)), MSVC has
I don't know what they guys here want to do, or whether there's
an accepted solution to this. For the immediate needs, however,
you could use BOOST_UNREACHABLE_RETURN in the calling function.
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