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Re: try/finally in GNU C
- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- To: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at physics dot uc dot edu>
- Cc: Gabriel Dos Reis <gdr at cs dot tamu dot edu>, Aldy Hernandez <aldyh at redhat dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:31:32 -0700
- Subject: Re: try/finally in GNU C
- References: <email@example.com> <200606152321.k5FNL3RD005286@earth.phy.uc.edu>
On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 07:21:03PM -0400, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> > while looking into a recent mismatch between GCC-4.x and a C dialect
> > EH implemented as setjmp/longjmp, I recalled there was a talk about
> > extending GNU C with __try/__finally construct:
> > http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2002-11/msg00239.html
> > What happened to that project? Is it dead for good?
> Doesn't the cleanup attribute to a variable do close to the same thing?
It's not a replacement, because a finally clause, like a C++ catch
clause, has access to any automatic variable in scope. You can only
pass one argument to a cleanup function, so to port a program that
uses try/finally could require a major rewrite.