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RE: Minor exception bug with unexpected


On Thursday, March 19, 1998 7:25 AM, Alexandre Oliva 
[SMTP:oliva@dcc.unicamp.br] wrote:
> ak  writes:
>
> > The appended example dumps core in __check_eh_spec. Although that
> > is legal in CD2 [except.special says "The unexpected() function shall
> > not return"], it is still not very nice to the user. The patch
> > makes unexpected() call terminate() in this case.
>
> I'd rather call abort() instead of terminate().  Calling terminate()
> might cause yet more unexpected results (unavoidable pun, sorry :-)

I agree. First of all, if by ``user'' we mean the end-user of the program,
then the user should never see any kind of program failure.

If by ``user'' we mean the programmer, then dumping core from an
unhandled or unexpected exception is perfectly legitimate.
The program has a serious internal error, not unlike a division
by zero or invalid pointer dereference.



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