[Mono-devel-list] RAPGO Proposal
jonpryor at vt.edu
Tue Nov 30 21:09:26 EST 2004
On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 14:45 +0100, Willibald Krenn wrote:
> AMD64 also has a standardized interface for stack-unwinding (=exception
> handling; I guess it was inspired by IA64.)
Just because there's a standardized interface doesn't mean it has to be
used. :-) I wonder if Windows Structured Exception Handling uses it...
> But you can not catch exceptions with C-only code. This is because the
> C++ compiler generates special unwind-information (AFAIK in dwarf2
> format) and exception handling is dependand on this information.
That would be an argument for extending the C language. Would anyone
else like MSVC-style __try/__catch/__finally blocks? Or am I just a
> BTW: On Linux-AMD64 it's possible (as probably in IA64) that different
> compilers can catch exceptions thrown in modules compiled with 'foreign'
> C++/whatever compilers.
This only requires that the compilers agree in the C++ ABI.
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