[cfe-dev] Status of SEH?

Jb Feldman jb.feldman at kyrus-tech.com
Thu Jan 30 11:37:47 PST 2014

So, as I'm looking at this, thinking about trying to get it implemented by
June, I came up with a question for the list. Does anyone feel strongly
that we should follow the Visual C++ SEH approach or just make sure it is
functional. Visual C++ uses a crazy fancy extended structure to make sure
that everything goes back to the same function, but the operating system
doesn't mandate that we take that approach.



On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Jb Feldman <jb.feldman at kyrus-tech.com>wrote:

> Yes, it looks like the patent will expire in June, so that's exciting.
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Jacob Carlborg <doob at me.com> wrote:
>> On 2014-01-30 04:41, Jb Feldman wrote:
>>> I was wondering what the current state of SEH and planned SEH support
>>> is. The things I've found in mailing list/forum history indicate that
>>> parsing and AST are now supported, but the back end is not in place.
>>> Is the problem a lack of implementation, or the referenced patent
>>> issues? Are there any paths forward identified? I know that C++
>>> exceptions work in user mode, but that won't cut it in Windows drivers.
>> As far as I understand, from reading this mailing list, is that nothing
>> will happen as long as there is a patent on the technology. But if I recall
>> correctly that patent should end sometime this year.
>> --
>> /Jacob Carlborg
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