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[Voted into the WP at the March, 2011 meeting.]N3092 comment CA 5
14.4 [except.handle] paragraph 8 defines the “currently handled exception” as
The exception with the most recently activated handler that is still active
This definition ignores the possibility that an exception might be thrown and caught in another thread during the execution of a handler. Since throw; rethrows the “currently handled exception,” one might conclude that it would be the other thread's exception that would be rethrown instead of the one that activated that handler.
Proposed resolution (January, 2011):
Change Clause 14 [except] paragraph 1 as follows:
Exception handling provides a way of transferring control and information from a point in the execution of a
programto an exception handler associated with a point previously passed by the execution...
Change 14.2 [except.throw] paragraph 4 as follows:
...The implementation may then deallocate the memory for the exception object; any such deallocation is done in an unspecified way.
Change 14.4 [except.handle] paragraph 6 as follows: