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From: Douglas Paul Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-28 11:44:12

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Pavel Vozenilek wrote:
> "Douglas Paul Gregor" <gregod_at_[hidden]> wrote
> > > Would it be also possible to add BOOST_ASSERT into I/O operations, to
> > > protect against user errors?
> >
> > What would it assert? If the input cannot be accepted, the fail bit will
> > be set.
> >
> This situation - it is most likely programmer error, like missing separator.
> Just to get immediate notification of error.
> /Pavel

I don't entirely disagree with you in principle, but I think that the
design of I/O streams dictates the current behavior. I really do think our
hands are tied here.


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