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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-14 12:23:59

From: "Ullrich Koethe" <u.koethe_at_[hidden]>

> > My 2 cents: I worry a little about any error detection mechanism that
> > requires the allocation of resources. In particular, this streaming
> > interface looks on the surface like it could throw an exception before
> > intended error is reported.
> >
> You are right, but any decent error reporting scheme will require
> allocation of some ressources. It's a tradeoff between convenience and
> safety, and I would probably vote on the convenience side.

I'm not certain: isn't it possible to used some kind of fixed-size buffer
for this? I'd be content if the resources only needed to be allocated once,
at startup.

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