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[Sc-devel] Re: possible bug? weird situation with exception handling

On Nov 17, 2007, at 7:30 PM, James Harkins wrote:
I not sure how this could happen, but I ran into a situation just now where an error thrown within a few layers of "protect" calls somehow got swallowed, never reported -- where protect is always supposed to rethrow.

I figured out how to reproduce this simply.

e = Environment.make({
~strm = { 1+nil };
~makeStream = { |self|
self[\myStream] = Routine({
var stream, val;
self.use({ stream = ~strm.value.asStream });
{ (val = stream.next).notNil }.while({ val.yield });
~pNext = { |self| self[\myStream].next };

e.use({ e.pNext; });

protect { e.pNext };

The 'use' or 'protect' lines should throw back the error resulting from 1+nil, but they don't. They just return nil.

Is this a bug, or just something I don't understand about different threads' interaction with error handling?


: H. James Harkins

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