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Re: verbose terminate() on by default
On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 01:59:06AM +0100, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> Phil Edwards <email@example.com> writes:
> | 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.
> Sorry, I don't get that.
> Since the default behaviour is to be verbose, the I/O part will be
> pulled in, whether user changes it to something different of not.
> Unless the linker is very smart, but then in that speculative case, it
> would also have enough information to notice that
> __verbose_terminate_handler() is not necessary (since static and not
> used in the current module) and to eliminate it altogether with the
> I/O bits.
I didn't explain myself properly. I'm not relying on the linker to be smart.
What I want is to make this scenario work:
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