Am Montag, 5. Dezember 2005 14:29 schrieb Michael Buesch:
> On Monday 05 December 2005 14:02, Guillaume Laurent wrote:
> > Michael Buesch wrote:
> > > It is all about _coding_ in a clean way.

> >
> > Indeed. So show us how to rewrite the following in a clean way with
> > return codes :
> >
> > void writeFile() {
> > writeHeader();
> > writeContent();
> > writeFooter();

>
> What if the exception raises in writeFooter()? Don't you want
> to unwind writeContent() and writeHeader()?
> Maybe not in this particular case, but _if_ you have to unwind it?
> Insert try/catch blocks into writeFile()? Or how would you solve this?
> This is a real question, no flamewar.
>

In my C++-servlet-engine tntnet I have a class tnt::savepoint, which is able
to handle this.

You can instantiate a tnt::savepoint on the stack, which stores the
byte-position in my output. When done with my output, I tell savepoint to
commit. If savepoint is destroyed without commit, it discards the content
made after savepoint-instantiation.

This works, because tntnet collect the output in a std::string. I need a
system, which can be rolled back somehow. This is not a specific problem with
exceptions. You have the same problem with returncodes.

Exceptionhandling makes errorhandling easy and safe especially in deep call
stacks (more than 1;-) ).


Tommi

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