[SDL] SDL_crash -- fatal error catching with user callback

Forest Hale havoc at ghdigital.com
Thu Mar 28 20:31:44 PDT 2013


One more note - C++ exceptions are frequently disabled in games because of significant performance overhead from supporting them.  Given how often SDL is used for games, I think it is meaningful to
assume they MAY not be available, even in C++.

On 03/28/2013 07:20 PM, Jared Maddox wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:24:13 -0700
>> From: "Nathaniel J Fries" <nfries88 at yahoo.com>
>> To: sdl at lists.libsdl.org
>> Subject: Re: [SDL] SDL_crash -- fatal error catching with user
>> 	callback
>> Message-ID: <1364513053.m2f.36342 at forums.libsdl.org>
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>> Mason Wheeler wrote:
>>> ...doesn't C++ have exceptions? That's why I was singling C out. Is there
>>> *any* modern language still in use for serious development that isn't
>>> capable of this, aside from C?
>>>
>>>
>>> Mason
>>
>>
>> No it does not. All C++ exceptions must be thrown by use of the "throw"
>> keyword, and don't even need to represent an error at all (for example,
>> GCC's implementation of C++11's cooperative thread termination works by
>> throwing an exception, to ensure destructors are called for all objects on
>> the thread's stack).
>>
>> ------------------------
>> Nate Fries
>>
> 
> It doesn't even matter, anyways. If every language other than C
> already provided this then having this library for C would be
> perfectly reasonable. If noone ever used it then it would STILL be
> reasonable. For that matter, it isn't part of SDL 2, so it has no
> impact on SDL 2.
> 
> Mason, I don't know why you're fussing over this, but stop. The only
> people who have any right to question this are employees of
> Sourceforge, since that's where it's hosted. You shouldn't keep
> letting yourself get so worked up when something departs from how you
> expect things to be.
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