[Bug libstdc++/14493] std::bad_alloc::what() does not explain what happened
------- Comment #22 from pcarlini at suse dot de 2007-01-30 01:42 -------
(In reply to comment #21)
> I suspect Andrew Pinski's point might be that what() could return a
> string that represents the name of the most derived type of the
> exception. But, nothing so far forces to do that. A reasonable
> definition is to what Paolo suggest, with clear documentation (that
> mentions this).
Agreed. Gaby, do you have any strong opinion about std::exception itself? In my
current patch draft I'm leaving it alone, but in principle we could change also
its what() to return "std::exception" instead of typeid(*this).name(). In other
terms, I'm not sure whether your Comment #13 contrary to the mangled typeid
applies also to the base std::exception...
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