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Subject: Re: [boost] [Stacktrace] review
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-15 01:14:36

On 12/14/16 6:06 PM, Nat Goodspeed wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 7:53 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I think that there has been a lot of confusion about what
>> BOOST_THROW_EXCEPTION is suppose to do.
>> My understanding was that it was a macro intended to support the writing of
>> portable code that could run on platforms which didn't support exceptions or
>> where the user / author didn't want to use the exception mechanism so he
>> could redefine the macro. Lot's of libraries used this idiom to decouple
>> their libraries from the the selection of exception mechanism.
> I admit that my usage of BOOST_THROW_EXCEPTION is fairly recent, but
> that use case is not even mentioned:

Right. Because the semantics of BOOST_THROW_EXCEPTION were changed and
the documentation updated to the new semantics. The history of the
current version only goes back to 2009 so it's not visible now.

Robert Ramey

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