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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-06 10:53:17

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From: "Rainer Deyke" <root_at_[hidden]>

> That just leaves you with the weak exception guarantee,

This is a personal beef of mine: I regret ever introducing the term "weak
guarantee". I started using the term "basic" instead after a very short time
because "weak" tends to play into the common misconception that operations
providing the basic guarantee are somehow not exception-safe. Normal vector
inserts give the basic guarantee for types with throwing copy and/or
assignment for very important reasons of efficiency. This guarantee is
perfectly good for many situations and can be strengthened by the user when

So, I can't force you to say "basic guarantee", but I can ask nicely. Pretty


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