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--  This package provides an interface allowing to control *automatic* output
--  to standard error upon exception occurrences (as opposed to explicit
--  generation of traceback information using GNAT.Traceback).
--  This output includes the basic information associated with the exception
--  (name, message) as well as a backtrace of the call chain at the point
--  where the exception occurred. This backtrace is only output if the call
--  chain information is available, depending if the binder switch dedicated
--  to that purpose has been used or not.
--  The default backtrace is in the form of absolute code locations which may
--  be converted to corresponding source locations using the addr2line utility
--  or from within GDB. Please refer to GNAT.Traceback for information about
--  what is necessary to be able to exploit thisg possibility.
--  The backtrace output can also be customized by way of a "decorator" which
--  may return any string output in association with a provided call chain.

with GNAT.Traceback; use GNAT.Traceback;

package GNAT.Exception_Traces is

   --  The following defines the exact situations in which raises will
   --  cause automatic output of trace information.

   type Trace_Kind is
      --  Denotes the initial raise event for any exception occurrence, either
      --  explicit or due to a specific language rule, within the context of a
      --  task or not.

      --  Denotes the raise events corresponding to exceptions for which there
      --  is no user defined handler, in particular, when a task dies due to an
      --  unhandled exception.

   --  The following procedures can be used to activate and deactivate
   --  traces identified by the above trace kind values.

   procedure Trace_On (Kind : Trace_Kind);
   --  Activate the traces denoted by Kind.

   procedure Trace_Off;
   --  Stop the tracing requested by the last call to Trace_On.
   --  Has no effect if no such call has ever occurred.

   --  The following provide the backtrace decorating facilities

   type Traceback_Decorator is access
     function (Traceback : Tracebacks_Array) return String;
   --  A backtrace decorator is a function which returns the string to be
   --  output for a call chain provided by way of a tracebacks array.

   procedure Set_Trace_Decorator (Decorator : Traceback_Decorator);
   --  Set the decorator to be used for future automatic outputs. Restore
   --  the default behavior (output of raw addresses) if the provided
   --  access value is null.

end GNAT.Exception_Traces;