http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3020


Andrei Alexandrescu <and...@metalanguage.com> changed:

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--- Comment #9 from Andrei Alexandrescu <and...@metalanguage.com> 2010-10-29 
11:11:26 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Out of memory errors should be allowed inside nothrow.
> 
> Also, I suspect it would be good to disallow:
> 
> try
> {
>    ...
> }
> catch (Exception e)
> {
>    /* nothing here */
> }
> 
> where all exceptions are swallowed and ignored. This kind of thing happens in
> Java to work around exception specifications, but I don't see a need for it
> here. Of course, there would still be ways to swallow & ignore (just put in a
> call to a do-nothing function), but such shouldn't be easy.
> 
> What do you think?

There are plenty of cases when you want to swallow exceptions, and it's highly
unlikely that anyone would write such a pattern by mistake. So let's keep
allowing it. At best, the compiler could protest that "e" is not being used and
ask for a nameless catch.

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