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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] some problems compiling
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-25 00:53:56

On 25/05/2017 00:31, Niall Douglas wrote:
> The code in question is in a sub-sub-library which is itself completely
> standalone and reusable. It is Windows only because it implements a
> common POSIX API for Windows, so such attributes won't be useful. And
> that code would only ever get used if someone didn't configure a better
> stack backtrace printer.

Speaking of, now that StackTrace has been accepted into Boost, are you
considering migrating that code to use it instead?

Somewhat related, the docs for error_code_extended::backtrace() specify
that the returned value must be freed. Is that referring only to the
array itself or must the individual char* within the returned char** be
individually freed as well? Why doesn't this just return
std::vector<std::string> or some kind of smart pointer for avoidance of
doubt and exception-safety? It feels like this is allowing
implementation details to escape unsafely.

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