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From: Darren Cook (darren_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-08 06:13:50

> Under win32, my assert method uses
> if (IsDebuggerPresent())
> {
> DebugBreak(); // ammounts to int 3 on intel
> }

Maybe that is the 4th alternative I couldn't think of earlier :-). I also
thought of one more: emailling the system administrator. Useful on servers.

> which I find better than the debugger catching an exception. At my last
> work place, we made asserts through exceptions but ended up with
> exceptions being thrown in destructors and such which wasn't very nice,
> especially if the destructor was being called during clean up because of
> a previous exception.

I hadn't thought of such issues. Is uncaught_exception() implemented in all
modern compilers? Falling back on one of the other methods when it returns
true instead of throwing an exception avoids some of the problems.


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