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From "Martin Sebor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Assigned: (STDCXX-998) add throw() exception specification to all non-throwing functions
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2008 03:19:44 GMT

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Martin Sebor reassigned STDCXX-998:
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    Assignee: Martin Sebor

> add throw() exception specification to all non-throwing functions
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: STDCXX-998
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/STDCXX-998
>             Project: C++ Standard Library
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build and Installation
>    Affects Versions: 4.2.1
>            Reporter: Martin Sebor
>            Assignee: Martin Sebor
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 4.2.2
>
>         Attachments: uninit_fill.ipf.s, unint_fill_nothrow.ipf.s
>
>   Original Estimate: 6h
>  Remaining Estimate: 6h
>
> When a compiler cannot determine whether a function declared without an explicit exception
specification may throw an exception or not (e.g., because the compiler/optimizer doesn't
have access to the definition of the function) it must assume that the function may throw
and may need to generate suboptimal code as a result.
> Compilers often assume that even inline functions that can be proven not to throw exceptions
may throw unless they are declared with the empty exception specification and generates suboptimal
code as a result. For example, HP aCC 6 assumes that {{S::S()}} in the code below may throw
> and fails to optimize the catch block away, generating object code 2.5 times the size
bigger than necessary. (Note that gcc 3.4 on IPF generates optimal code in this case).
> To help compilers generate optimal code we should make use of the empty exception specification
on all functions that cannot throw exceptions, including those declared explicitly or implicitly
{{inline}}.
> {code}
> #include <new>
> struct S {
>     int i;
>     S () /* throw () */: i () { }
> };
> void uninit_fill (S *a, S *b)
> {
>     S *p = a;
>     try {
>         for ( ; p != b; ++p)
>             new (p) S ();
>     }
>     catch (...) {
>         while (p-- != a)
>             p->~S ();
>         throw;
>     }
> }
> {code}

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