The runtime_error C++ exception usage showing the bad local name


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2

Header file: Standard

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To do: Catching the bad local name for the runtime_error C++ program example

To show: The runtime_error C++ exception program example showing how to catch the bad local name



// runtime_error

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


int main(void)


// runtime_error



locale testlocale("Something");


catch(exception &err)


cerr<<"Caught "<<err.what()<<endl;

cerr<<"Type "<<typeid(err).name()<<endl;




Output example:


Caught bad locale name

Type class std::runtime_error

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