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Subject: Re: [boost] 5 Observations - My experience with the boost libraries
From: Tom Brinkman (reportbase2007_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-25 18:58:58

I use exceptions too and like them.

My point was rather, there is not the option to not use them, and
there is no policy about their usage.

This always comes back to bite you.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Markus Werle
<numerical.simulation_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Tom Brinkman wrote:
>> 1) Boost uses exceptions.
> I am not surprised.
> Boost was written in *modern* C++.
> Exceptions are such a central concept in modern C++ you cannot really get
> around it.
> Take the chance to get deterministic code using RAII with exceptions and
> proper stack unwinding. Something I really like a lot.
> Maybe the whole point is not about boost but about modern C++ being disliked
> by those who never had the chance to get known to its advantages ...
>> As boost libraries tend to throw exceptions, it forces you to put
>> try-catch blocks all over your code.
> Not true.
> I have a 65000 LOC project (GUI, numerics, 3D plots) where I thought of
> exceptions right from the beginning. There are about 15 catch clauses, 2
> which I really need, the rest due to compiler issues or lazy quick hacks
> added later.
> Q: What is wrong with try-catch blocks all over your code?
> Markus
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