Author image Joshua Nathaniel Pritikin


  Exception::Cxx - Switch to ANSI C++ exceptions


  use Exception::Cxx;


This module arranges for perl to use ANSI C++ exceptions (instead of setjmp/longjmp). The reason you might want this is for integration with 3rd party libraries that use C++ exceptions and cannot switch back to longjmp.


sigsetjmp saves more state than catch {}. In C++, sigprocmask & priocntl are not saved or restored.

C++ exceptions will not work with the CC perl compiler backend. IMO, this is a bug in the backend.


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