Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:10:53 +0200
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>
To: John Skaller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Subject: Re: more patches (for Unix signal mask)
In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from John Skaller on Wed, May 26, 1999 at 01:16:23AM +1000
> Synchronous exceptions present enough difficulties without
> asychronous ones. A possible systemic difference is that
> while it is common to make synchronous exceptions equivalent
> to non-local gotos, that is, there's no retry, asynchronous exceptions
> should probably permit continuation.
Actually, that's how signal handlers work in Caml (like in C): a
user-specified function is called at the earliest possible moment.
However, that function may choose to raise an exception (that's what I
called and asynchronous exception), and that's where the problems
Joerg mentioned occur.
- Xavier Leroy
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