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Subject: Re: [boost] BOOST_NOEXCEPT macro?
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-17 19:02:23

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Nevin Liber <nevin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 17 February 2011 11:45, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Alexander Fokin <apfokin_at_[hidden]>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I believe it's not that simple.
>>> >
>>> > As I remember, throw() means the same thing as nothrow only in MSVC.
>>> > For example, under GCC you'll have to use __attribute__((nothrow)).
>>> >
>>> > Correct me if I'm wrong.
>>> You're right.  In general, throw() has runtime semantics and can
>>> produce runtime overhead in the form of increased executable size and
>>> occasionally reduced speed.  noexcept has only compile-time semantics.
>> noexcept has runtime semantics as well, doesn't it?  If you are in a
>> function declared noexcept(true) and an exception tries to escape,
>> std::terminate is called.
> Grrr!  Right, I forgot they added that behavior against my advice.

Do I understand correctly that they replaced the lame throw() standard
behavior, to call unexpected() if an exception attempts to propagate
out of the function, with calling std::terminate() instead? Am I
missing something, isn't this equally lame?

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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