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Re: svn commit: r1849737 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/bindings/cxx: include/svnxx.hpp include/svnxx/exception.hpp src/aprwrap/pool.hpp src/exception.cpp src/private/exception-private.hpp tests/test_exceptions.cpp

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 22:44:58 +0000

Branko Čibej wrote on Wed, 26 Dec 2018 23:37 +0100:
> On 26.12.2018 23:21, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Branko Čibej wrote on Wed, 26 Dec 2018 22:41 +0100:
> >> On 26.12.2018 19:50, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >>> Haven't reviewed the rest of the patch, nor the mapping of
> >>> svn_error_t::apr_err values to this hierarchy.
> >> There is just one exception type that encapsulates all of svn_error_t,
> >> including the apr_err bit; that's 'svn::error'. I have no intention of
> >> going down the rabbit hole of having one exception type for each
> >> possible apr_err value!
> >>
> > Yeah, that'd be way too much; but I was thinking of two things:
> >
> > 1. apr_err can be an errno error code, not just an APR_OS_START_USERERR
> > code. I don't have the C++ exceptions hierarchy in mind, but I
> > suspect that when APR_STATUS_IS_EEXIST(err->apr_err), an svn::error
> > instance is not what people (and 'catch' blocks) will expect.
>
>
> Ah, good point. I hadn't actually thought about this side of things, as
> clients "shouldn't" have to worry about them iff our error messages make
> any sense. But, yes, adding such predicates would be a big help.
>
> They don't actually have to be part of svn::error, I'd make them
> namespace-scope functions, e.g.:
>
> bool svn::error_is_eexist(const svn::error& e) noexcept;
>
>
> the point being that the svn::error object serves as both an exception
> type and a detailed error description (and that's the reason for
> deriving svn::cancelled from svn::error).

I don't disagree with adding such predicates, but they aren't my point.
What I was trying to say is, doesn't the standard C++ exception
hierarchy have some std::* exception class for, say, IO errors? In
which case, C++ consumers might be surprised that an svn::error object
with apr_err==EEXIST isn't caught by their 'catch' clauses for std::* IO errors?
Received on 2018-12-26 23:45:12 CET

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