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Subject: Re: [boost] Noexcept
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-13 02:25:51

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 7:19 PM, Gavin Lambert via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 13/06/2017 12:42, Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>>> If unhandled errors remain at the time the current thread terminates,
>>>> Noexcept calls abort(). Use catch_<> to handle any error regardless
>>>> of its type.
>>> Shouldn't it call std::terminate() instead?
>> I think abort() is better because it would be strange for a program that
>> doesn't use exceptions to indicate an unhandled exception. :) But maybe it
>> would be more practical to call terminate(), I'm not sure.
> std::terminate() isn't just for unhandled exceptions, though (eg. it's
> also called for unjoined threads). And this still kind of is an unhandled
> exception anyway.
> Using std::terminate() allows hooking std::set_terminate() to trigger
> logging or minidump/coredump, which can be useful. (abort() can be
> similarly intercepted via SIGABRT, but it's a more restricted context.)
> Or to put it another way: std::terminate() is C++; abort() is C. It seems
> wrong to use the C-based termination method in a C++ context.

Okay, thanks. I'll change it.

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