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Subject: Re: [boost] Gauging interest in patch submissions
From: GMan (gmannickg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-28 16:49:50

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Brett Lentz <blentz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > 2. Adding backtrace and system_error_code support.
> >
> > This adds additional exception information to boost::thread_exception,
> > boost::thread_resource_error, and boost::thread_interrupted that allows
> > Passenger to dump a full backtrace all the way up its stack.

My only concern with this is in a case like this, for example:

while (/* reading lines from file, parsing integers, otherwise ignoring*/)
    catch (const boost::bad_lexical_cast&) // (has stack trace)

Will the stack trace make such an operation noticeably slower? I know it's
easy to retort with "don't use exceptions for flow control" but I believe my
concern is valid, even if it's a bit contrived of a situation.

Perhaps we'd like to make it opt-in, like BOOST_THROW_EXCEPTION_TRACED or

GMan, Nick Gorski

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