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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and exceptions
From: Roger Martin (roger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-22 11:55:45

On 06/22/2012 11:30 AM, Fabio Fracassi wrote:
> Yes it is, because in reality boost exception solves problems for the
> users of any library that uses it. When using boost exception I can
> safely let exceptions escape threads and have them rethrown in the
> starting thread, for instance.
I use this heavily and it works great while simplifying code
considerably. Got rid of bubbling errors and multiple ways to do
exceptions/errors. When the unified boost exceptions came into
existence tried them and immediately found a difference in code style,
code size, readability and code maintenance. Boost threads, smart
pointers, unified exceptions, timers, etc. improved C++ multi-thread
programming for me considerably. And now boost threads and exceptions
are working with the same code on Windows, Mac and Linux with all gnu
> ...
> It has a real and important reason, because it unifies boost exception
> handling, nearly for free. The few boost libraries which do not use
> it, serialization most notably, cause trouble because they need extra
> care to make exception handling well behaved.
Catching and handling is now so much better it is good to reflect on
what was achieved since ~1.38

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