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From: Jesse Jones (jejones_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-20 17:08:28

>which just makes the code harder to read and maintain. MS did
>something right in this regard in their MFC library where they have
>an ASSERT() which is similar to the classic C assert and a VERIFY()
>which retains the expression in builds without NDEBUG but does not
>halt the program if the expression evaluates to false.

I've used this too. On the whole I think it's a good thing. I also use
DEBUGSTR which is like assert except that it takes just a string. For

switch (n) {
   case 0: do stuff
   case 1: do more stuff
   default: DEBUGSTR("Blah is bad in function foobar");

People use assert(false) a lot in code like this, but that's just too
cheesy for me to feel comfortable with.

  -- Jesse

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