< cpp‎ | error
Error handling
Exception handling
Exception handling failures
(until C++17)
(until C++17)
(C++11)(until C++17)
(until C++17)
Defined in header <exception>
typedef void (*terminate_handler)();

std::terminate_handler is the function pointer type (pointer to function that takes no arguments and returns void), which is installed and queried by the functions std::set_terminate and std::get_terminate and called by std::terminate.

The C++ implementation provides a default std::terminate_handler function, which calls std::abort(). If the null pointer value is installed (by means of std::set_terminate), the implementation may restore the default handler instead.

See also

function called when exception handling fails
changes the function to be called by std::terminate
obtains the current terminate_handler