18 Exception handling [except]

18.5 Special functions [except.special]

18.5.1 The std​::​terminate() function [except.terminate]

In some situations exception handling must be abandoned for less subtle error handling techniques.
These situations are:
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In the situation where no matching handler is found, it is implementation-defined whether or not the stack is unwound before std​::​terminate() is called.
In the situation where the search for a handler encounters the outermost block of a function with a non-throwing exception specification, it is implementation-defined whether the stack is unwound, unwound partially, or not unwound at all before std​::​terminate() is called.
In all other situations, the stack shall not be unwound before std​::​terminate() is called.
An implementation is not permitted to finish stack unwinding prematurely based on a determination that the unwind process will eventually cause a call to std​::​terminate().