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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-17 10:36:23

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> In general, it is recommended practice to always assert() preconditions in
> client code, instead of relying on in-library asserts. First, the library
> not required to have asserts, and second, the earlier you catch
> violations, the better (call stacks aren't universally available).

I don't get this. It's a poor library if it does not even check its own
in eg. debug mode. Moreover, if you put the precondition in the library, you
take the burden away from the client; this is highly recommeded since it
commen code _one_ place, not O(n) places!


Thorsten Ottsen, AAU

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