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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there interest in a collection of call stack utilities?
From: Shakti Misra (shakti.misra.study_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-04 04:01:58

I also agree with Adam. Another example is situations where apps are
monitored by other applications. So attaching the monitored app to debugger
may make the monitoring app to restart it. So in these situations also
stack trace helps. So I would like to have it.

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Adam Romanek <romanek.adam_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> On 03/03/2013 12:56 PM, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> While it is interesting, I have not found it to be that useful in
>> practice.
>> The debugger already does all of this better that you could ever do
>> yourself.
>> It is probably a better idea to integrate your app with a debugger than
>> to rewrite a debugger inside your app.
> There are many situations where that is not the right approach.
> One of them is web-servers and web-frameworks running arbitrary
> applications. Once such an application throws an uncaught exception then
> its stack trace with some other application state can be sent via e-mail to
> the application admins. I've seen that in practice and it's been very
> helpful.
> In my opinion there is no point of discussing whether stack traces are
> useful or not. Some of us would surely benefit from such a functionality in
> Boost, some of us would not. It's the same situation as with other Boost
> libraries.
> In short, yes to cross-platform stack traces in Boost.
> WBR,
> Adam Romanek
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