SAX/C++: First interface draft

Steinar Bang sb at
Tue Jan 4 09:04:49 GMT 2000

>>>>> Steinar Bang <sb at>:

>>>>> James Clark <jjc at>:
>> One interesting issue is whether to provide a virtual destructor.  I
>> think the safest solution is not to provide a virtual destructor but
>> instead to declare but not define a private operator delete.  This makes
>> it a compile time error to do:

>> DTDHandler *p;
>> // ...
>> delete p;

> [snip! problems with virtual destructors in dispatching DocumentHandlers]

Another place this might be a problem, is when throwing exceptions.
How long do the exception objects live?  Are they copied?  Are they

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