21 Language support library [language.support]

21.8 Exception handling [support.exception]

21.8.4 Abnormal termination [exception.terminate] Type terminate_­handler [terminate.handler]

using terminate_handler = void (*)();

The type of a handler function to be called by std​::​terminate() when terminating exception processing.

Required behavior: A terminate_­handler shall terminate execution of the program without returning to the caller.

Default behavior: The implementation's default terminate_­handler calls abort(). set_­terminate [set.terminate]

terminate_handler set_terminate(terminate_handler f) noexcept;

Effects: Establishes the function designated by f as the current handler function for terminating exception processing.

Remarks: It is unspecified whether a null pointer value designates the default terminate_­handler.

Returns: The previous terminate_­handler. get_­terminate [get.terminate]

terminate_handler get_terminate() noexcept;

Returns: The current terminate_­handler. [Note: This may be a null pointer value. end note] terminate [terminate]

[[noreturn]] void terminate() noexcept;

Remarks: Called by the implementation when exception handling must be abandoned for any of several reasons ([except.terminate]). May also be called directly by the program.

Effects: Calls a terminate_­handler function. It is unspecified which terminate_­handler function will be called if an exception is active during a call to set_­terminate. Otherwise calls the current terminate_­handler function. [Note: A default terminate_­handler is always considered a callable handler in this context. end note]