Exception handling in intialization routine

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Exception handling in intialization routine

Postby Paranaix » 08 Jan 2012, 22:02

I found a little design flaw in the Poco::Util::Application class.

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int Application::run()
   int rc = EXIT_SOFTWARE;
      rc = main(_args);
   catch (Poco::Exception& exc)
   catch (std::exception& exc)
   catch (...)
      logger().fatal("system exception");
   return rc;

Although exceptions thrown in main() are logged, those in initialize() are not. This is important to me since i need to verify some configuration values which are required for the initialization.
Throwing a exception, if values are not correct, will cause termination of the programm but no logging.
Its easy to change that in the next version by putting initialize() in the try block.

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Re: Exception handling in intialization routine

Postby guenter » 10 Jan 2012, 14:46

I've fixed that in 1.4.3.

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