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From: Marshall Clow (marshall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-17 21:55:06

At 9:13 PM +0200 11/15/02, Peter Dimov wrote:
>From: "Kevin S. Van Horn" <Kevin.VanHorn_at_[hidden]>
>> Peter Dimov write:
>> > Throwing an exception from BOOST_ASSERT is undesired behavior. I don't
>> > want it as a standard option.
>> Except that, in the case I pointed out, it sometimes is desired behavior
>> and the Right Thing(tm) to do. One aborts an entire subcomputation /
>> transaction rather than aborting the entire program. I expect this to be
>> the norm, not the exception (pardon the pun), for enterprise information
>> systems.
>I don't agree. Globally turning asserts into throws at the flip of a switch
>is never the Right Thing(tm) to do. To handle this transition, the code
>needs to be designed with it in mind. Otherwise the approach is, at best, a
>hack: throw an exception and hope for the best.

I must agree.
Consider the following code:

bool DoSomethingWithAPointer ( void *foo ) nothrow () {
        BOOST_ASSERT ( foo != NULL );
        // do something with foo

Ignoring style points and placement of brackets (please), what
happens to that 'nothrow()' clause if BOOST_ASSERT throws?

-- Marshall
Marshall Clow     Idio Software   <mailto:marshall_at_[hidden]>
Hey! Who messed with my anti-paranoia shot?

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