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Printing Stack Traces

, 16 Mar 2019
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How to print stack traces

This one will be short. 🙂

If you want to add more diagnostic information to your programs, make sure to check out Boost.Stacktrace library. With it, you can capture and print current stack traces. It’s especially useful when combined with exception handling; it allows you to know right away where the exception originated from.

#include <iostream>
#include <future>
#include <boost/stacktrace.hpp>

using namespace std;
using namespace boost::stacktrace;

void f1();
void f2();
void f3();

void f1() { f2(); }
void f2() { f3(); }
void f3() { cout << stacktrace() << endl << endl; }

int main(int argc, char** argv)

	auto f = async(launch::async, []() { cout << stacktrace() << endl << endl; });

	return 1;

Program Output

0# f3() in /Users/martin/stacktrace
1# f2() in /Users/martin/stacktrace
2# f1() in /Users/martin/stacktrace
3# main in /Users/martin/stacktrace

0# main::$_0::operator()() const in /Users/martin/stacktrace

1# void std::__1::__async_func<main::$_0>::__execute<>
(std::__1::__tuple_indices<>) in /Users/martin/stacktrace

2# std::__1::__async_func<main::$_0>::operator()() in /Users/martin/stacktrace

3# std::__1::__async_assoc_state<void, std::__1::__async_func<main::$_0> 
>::__execute() in /Users/martin/stacktrace

4# void* std::__1::__thread_proxy<std::__1::tuple<std::__1::unique_ptr<std::__1::__thread_struct, 
std::__1::default_delete<std::__1::__thread_struct> >, 
void (std::__1::__async_assoc_state<void, std::__1::__async_func<main::$_0> >::*)(), 
std::__1::__async_assoc_state<void, std::__1::__async_func<main::$_0> 
>*> >(void*) in /Users/martin/stacktrace

5# _pthread_body in /usr/lib/system/libsystem_pthread.dylib

6# _pthread_start in /usr/lib/system/libsystem_pthread.dylib


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Martin Vorbrodt
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