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2017.03.17 14:29 "[Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Dinesh Iyer
2017.03.17 14:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.17 15:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Dinesh Iyer
2017.03.17 16:07 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Dinesh Iyer
2017.03.17 17:01 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Dinesh Iyer
2017.03.17 17:06 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.17 17:19 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Yakov Galka
2017.03.17 17:02 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.17 21:02 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by
2017.03.17 21:08 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.17 22:23 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Roger Leigh
2017.03.17 22:40 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Paavo Helde
2017.03.17 23:03 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.18 10:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Yakov Galka

2017.03.17 21:08 "Re: [Tiff] TIFFSetErrorHandler vs TIFFSetErrorHandlerExt", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Fri, 17 Mar 2017, rleigh@codelibre.net wrote:

Could I suggest a perhaps controversial but useful solution for handling errors, which might be worth your consideration.

If the libtiff core were to use a C++ TIFF class reporting errors via exceptions, it would be possible for this to be wrapped by the existing C API calling the C++ code in a try/catch block and reporting any thrown errors via the handlers. Or direct use by C++ code without any of that

Unfortunately, throwing C++ exceptions through C code is not portable. It would require that the using program to be linked using the C++ compiler. The built library would only support one C++ compiler (perhaps just one of several C++ dialects supported by the same compiler) due to C++ compiler run-time libraries and name mangling.

I like C++ but libtiff needs to remain a plain C library.

The libtiff API can be improved to make it easier for C++ and threaded programs to use it more effectively.

Bob
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