Hint on local DIE handlers in Eval

Gustaf Bjorksten gustaf at cmetech.com.au
Fri Jan 10 00:07:54 CST 2003

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Scott Penrose wrote:

> > One of the big problems with die handlers is that people don't
> > expect them to be changed, hence the need for the rather
> > careful footwork seen in Scott's examples.  I'd recommend not
> > touching die handlers at all if you can help it, and if you
> > *do* need to play with them, restrict them to logging and/or
> > modifying the message in question (eg, to wrap it up in an
> > exception object), and then re-throwing the die.
> Here is the best advice to follow, especially the last line !
> Scott

Ahhh, bugger! Now you've made me want to go back and examine all the die
handlers in our stats code :(

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