[Haskell-cafe] C++ exception (from *.so) catchable by Haskell??

Nick Rudnick nick.rudnick at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 20:57:31 UTC 2014

thank you :-)

Injecting the example pointed to by Alexander to my code, e.g.

void myUnexpected () {
  std::cerr << "unexpected called\n";
  throw 0;


std::set_unexpected (myUnexpected);
try {
  throw runtime_error("OOOPS...");
catch (int) { std::cerr << "caught int\n"; }
catch (...) { std::cerr << "caught some other exception type\n"; }

still is the problem that the STDERR message of myUnexpected doesn't appear
– is there anywhere code applying what you told about?

Cheers, Nick

2014-02-13 15:44 GMT+01:00 Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Nick Rudnick <nick.rudnick at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 3) To my surprise, every time the output stays the same:
>> terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
>>   what():  OOOPS.
> It's calling terminate which calls exit(), in the C++ runtime. You can't
> catch it at that level.
> set_unexpected() may or may not help you since it's not clear that you can
> make it pop back to the FFI call and no further. Maybe you can use
> setjmp()/longjmp() or setcontext() and friends, but I'm betting its
> interaction with C++ is undefined (and in particular C++
> finalizers/destructors don't get called).
> Your best bet is to catch the exception in C++, in whatever code you are
> invoking from the (C context) FFI call.
> Upshot: there is no global concept of exceptions that applies across all
> languages unless you're using something like JVM or CLR.
> --
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