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[Voted into WP at March, 2010 meeting as paper N3051.]
Exception specifications have proven close to worthless in practice, while adding a measurable overhead to programs. The feature should be deprecated. The one exception to the rule is the empty throw specification which could serve a legitimate optimizing role if the requirement to call std::unexpected were relaxed in this case.
Notes from the July, 2009 meeting:
The consensus of the CWG was in favor of deprecating exception specifications. Further discussion, and with a wider constituency, is needed to determine a position on the status of throw().
(See also issue 814.)