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Add example backtrace in exceptions #278

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patrickjwhite commented Aug 30, 2013

A pull request only for you to see the code...

I always find myself missing backtraces in c++ exceptions. I don't know if this is a totally terrible idea for some reason, but I tried this out and it works OK. The method it uses doesn't give line numbers, but you can at least find the function that the exception was thrown from.

I have only tested this on Linux, but if it makes sense could investigate other platforms.



tokiloki commented Sep 11, 2013

There is opened issue http://sourceforge.net/p/poco/bugs/567/ with more elaborate stacktrace. But I would like to see libunwind based implementation, like this https://github.com/facebook/folly/blob/master/folly/experimental/exception_tracer/StackTrace.c


aleks-f commented Sep 11, 2013

IMO, backtrace would be a welcome and helpful addition, more platforms we can cover, the better; the mentioned SF patch is probably a good starting point; it should be done in a similar fashion like e.g. Thread / ThreadImpl - front-end .cpp/.h, including and privately inheriting from platform-specific back-ends, with default front-end (for not implemented platforms) doing nothing. Also, I'd be inclined to have backtracing in Poco::Exception disabled by default through a preprocessor macro.

@aleks-f aleks-f added the enhancement label May 28, 2014


aleks-f commented Jan 26, 2015

@patrickjwhite : any plans to work on this?

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