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Re: R6RS exception printing at the REPL

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: R6RS exception printing at the REPL
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:16:40 +0100
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Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden> writes:

> Fitting that you mention this issue, since I have a question that I
> think also touches this area: what to do with exceptions not caught by
> the REPL (i.e. those leading to program termination when running a
> script)?  My previous patch did not touch them, but I think they should
> be changed as well, as a crash with "guile: uncaught throw to
> r6rs:exception: (#<r6rs:record:&raise-object-wrapper>)" is clearly
> suboptimal.

While I just said I’m skeptical about global exception printers, I agree
that exception printing as in this example should be improved.  So, hmm,
perhaps global exception printers are unavoidable?


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