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Re: verbose terminate() on by default
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 07:41:45PM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 09:06:13PM +0100, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> > OK. Phil, please, would you mind moving __verbose_terminate_handler()
> > definition to libstdc++/eh_terminate.cc
Actually, I'd rather just make a libsupc++/vterminate.cc, rather than
making eh_terminate.cc pull in the I/O library. Right now eh_terminate.cc
is very minimal. The verbose handler and all the extra baggage will be
pulled in only if eh_terminate.cc still initializes __terminate_handler to
the verbose function -- and that's something the user could easily change.
Or perhaps we'll provide some way of doing it.
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002