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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-24 11:58:44

"Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> >> > As an example of this std::runtime_error often has a string
>> >> > attribute and this is perfectly fine.
>> >>
>> >>No it is not. Even if you aren't throwing due to memory
>> >>starvation, you could run out of memory during unwinding, when
>> >>the exception is copied. That leads you directly to terminate().
>> >>Do not pass Go; do not collect $200.
>> >
>> > why would unwinding copy the exception?
>>Because the language specification says it can.
> you _can_ paint your face with green and red polka dots also.
> doesn't mean the rest of us won't or shouldn't ridicule those who
> do.
> Not to put TOO fine a point on it, but the entire raison d’ętre of
> creating a language and libraries is to make is _easy_ for the user
> to write things.

Well I guess you didn't put a fine enough point on it, because I don't
know what your point is. What's your point?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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