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From: E. Karpachov (jk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-18 09:59:26

On Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 09:42:37AM -0500, Beman Dawes wrote:
> So perhaps we need a BOOST_ASSERT(), which has at least three behaviors
> (determined by what preprocessor symbols are defined) when the predicate
> fails:
> * classic assert() with -NDEBUG not defined.
> * classic assert() with -NDEBUG defined.
> * throw logic_error (with file/line info?).
> * [possibly?] call some user or system function (with file/line info?).
> Note that the use of BOOST_ASSERT() would be part of the function's
> interface (rather than just QOI) because user code may rely on some of the
> behavior choices.
> Comments?

The function could be templated with error-processing policy class. Different
policies could do the same things as you wrote, and some other. (As far as I
know, this technique was proposed by A.Alexandrescu - or, may be, I'm wrong
about this).


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