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C++ Primer, Fifth Edition by Barbara E. Moo, Josée Lajoie, Stanley B. Lippman

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Defined Terms

catch-all A catch clause in which the exception declaration is (...). A catch-all clause catches an exception of any type. It is typically used to catch an exception that is detected locally in order to do local cleanup. The exception is then rethrown to another part of the program to deal with the underlying cause of the problem.

catch clause Part of the program that handles an exception. A catch clause consists of the keyword catch followed by an exception declaration and a block of statements. The code inside a catch does whatever is necessary to handle an exception of the type defined in its exception declaration.

constructor order Under nonvirtual inheritance, base classes are constructed in the order in which they are named ...

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