Annex C (informative) Compatibility [diff]

C.2 C++ and ISO C++ 2014 [diff.cpp14]

C.2.7 [except]: exception handling [diff.cpp14.except]

Affected subclause: [except.spec]
Change: Remove dynamic exception specifications.

Rationale: Dynamic exception specifications were a deprecated feature that was complex and brittle in use.
They interacted badly with the type system, which became a more significant issue in this revision of C++ where (non-dynamic) exception specifications are part of the function type.

Effect on original feature: A valid C++ 2014 function declaration, member function declaration, function pointer declaration, or function reference declaration, if it has a potentially throwing dynamic exception specification, is rejected as ill-formed in this revision of C++.
Violating a non-throwing dynamic exception specification calls terminate rather than unexpected, and it is unspecified whether stack unwinding is performed prior to such a call.