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Re: Backtrace and enhanced catch

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: Backtrace and enhanced catch
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:29:49 +1100
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
> The difference is that the enclosing call approach allows
> code inbetween the lazy-catch and the error point to decide on a
> different, more local strategy for handling the error, whereas the
> hook approach doesn't.  I think it's clear that the enclosing call
> approach is better,

Yes.  Making a local decision is what I always seem to use lazy-catch
for, in my case trapping selected system call errors but not
interfering with the backtrace of others.

> the lazy-catch doc says that its handler must not return,

It'd be nice if that could be relaxed, if it was easy to do.  In a
couple of places I've wanted to return and continue past the
lazy-catch form, having taken whatever action in the handler.  (An
extra wrapping full `catch' makes that possible.)

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