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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-09-09 19:56:39

--- In boost_at_y..., "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_m...> wrote:
> From: <williamkempf_at_h...>
> > When debugging you want the trap to occur as close to the error as
> > possible, which is what asserts are good at. With an exception
> > debugger will trap several levels down from where the error
> > occured, possibly even further down than a debugger allows you to
> > traverse back up the stack with. Also, many (most?) debuggers
> > you to step over the assertion, which would allow you to debug
> > exception trapping code. To my mind asserts are for debugging and
> > exceptions are for error handling.
> The rationale is sound, but the result does not conform to your
> specification. The documentation doesn't state anywhere that a
> asserts; it says that the method throws on error.

Does one ever document an assert? Doesn't sound reasonable to me.

Bill Kempf

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