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This is idiotic, but this question:

how to catch an exception thrown by a third-party library

really isn't too localized.

  • Eigen is an actual tag-name on stackoverflow
  • The question concerns catching exceptions issued by Eigen
  • The solution is quite helpful

I'm not mad, I just think this is really stupid (I am mad).

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closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 20:30

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Yes, not too localized, and ATM has 3 reopen votes, but you really need to play nicer. –  Oded Jun 28 '12 at 20:09
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The title certainly wasn't helping the case –  random Jun 28 '12 at 20:10
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Let's close this as too localized? ;D –  animuson Jun 28 '12 at 20:11
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Inny meeny mieny mo, I feel grumpy and I'll close your question. –  Frédéric Hamidi Jun 28 '12 at 20:13
    
Question is not open. Happy now? And change that title to something more meaningful. –  Oded Jun 28 '12 at 20:13
    
I would close this as not a real question, because I can't get my mind past all these contradictory statements (are you referring to your question's closure or its unlocalizedness as idiotic, and are you mad or not?). But meta has no such close reason. Sulk. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 28 '12 at 20:13
    
You're not mad, but you're mad? Are you mad? –  minitech Jun 28 '12 at 20:14
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I am very, very mad. Mad as a tiger. –  bobobobo Jun 28 '12 at 20:15
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@jadarnel27: "Wait - are you angry, or are you crazy?" "Yes." –  minitech Jun 28 '12 at 20:16
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@bob, (shameless plug), see this question. To avoid being mad, try putting the joke in the mid-to-last lines of your question, not the first one :) –  Frédéric Hamidi Jun 28 '12 at 20:17
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Oh, the irony... –  Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 20:30
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Gosh Robert you are so lame. Anyway I don't care. It's still a good question and I think the people who downvoted/closed it did so on a strictly anti-tiger basis. –  bobobobo Jun 28 '12 at 20:34
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Stack Overflow is not a site for "cute" titles or random tiger pictures. Resurrect WSOIN, add it. –  Anthony Pegram Jun 28 '12 at 20:51
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The question was extremely localized except for people believing that all C++ exceptions are integers. About 4 persons world wide, is my guess. –  Bo Persson Jun 28 '12 at 21:37
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@bobobobo - Questions based on a misunderstanding are often closed as "too localized", assuming that not many others will be asking themselves the same question. There are already lots of other questions about how exceptions work. –  Bo Persson Jun 29 '12 at 7:28