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Re: RFC: next/finish/etc -vs- exceptions
>>>>> "Joel" == Joel Brobecker <email@example.com> writes:
Joel> Actually, we have two possible mechanisms, but I think we prefer the
Joel> "Zero Cost Exception" mechanism, which doesn't use setjmp/longjmp
Joel> because having an exception handler then costs nothing. We assume
Joel> that exceptions are rare occurences, and therefore don't wan't to
Joel> spent time setting up a handler if we're not going to use it.
Ok, great. If Ada uses the same unwinder code as the rest of gcc --
in particular, unwind-dw2.c -- then this patch will "just work" for
Ada as it does for Java and C++. That is because the debug hook in
the unwinder is inserted at the very lowest level.
Note that I have not updated all the unwinders. In particular this
will not work on IA-64, on any platform using unwind-sjlj.c (but those
should be covered by the ordinary longjmp code), or I think on Xtensa
or ARM (based on the existence of unwind-$arch.c in the gcc tree).