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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and exceptions
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-22 02:58:16

Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> I mean, if there is a problem with boost::throw_exception or any
>> other part of Boost Exception, I'd like to know about it.
> Attempting to break a deadlock here...
> It seems clear to me from his posts that Robert wants to talk about
> the process and has forgotten any specifics about actual problems.
> It seems clear to me from your posts that you are most concerned with
> actual problems.

> Since he doesn't have the information, why not take
> his suggestion and search the lists for problems involving
> throw_exception and serialization?

> Seems like the only way for you to make progress.

> I'm not sure how to create progress for Robert, unfortunately.

lol - then it doesn't matter as it seems I'm (almost) the only one
that is concerned by this.

The problem was the gratuitious inclusion of a new
dependency. The extent/nature of any problem it created or didn't
create is not relevant here. Just the injection of a new body
of code which replaced two lines and added no functionality
used/needed by the serialization library makes the any library
which used boost::throw_exception "bigger" for no reason.
It makes the library more "fragil". It means I have I a new place
to look if something needs looking into. etc.etc.

Sorry, I just can't understand why anyone fails to see this point.

So we'll just move on as Vicente suggested. That will
be satisfactory from my standpoint.

Robert Ramey

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