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From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-30 15:23:18

From: "Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]>
> >From: Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]>
> > >
> >Why not throw a new errorcheck object using a private ctor that
> >stores but doesn't check the return value?
> That would work (I realised an implementation after the post). But this is
> what I was trying to achieve using the copy constructor (and copy
> assignment), since that copies the object, but does not throw on failure.

Right, but by creating a new object using only the error code, a
value passed to the ctor, there's no illegality.

> The errorcheck class now has a policy-based implementation, so it would look
> something like:
> template< typename ErrorStorage, typename ErrorMsgStorage >
> class errorcheck: public Storage, public MsgStorage
> {
> private:
> inline errorcheck( const Storage & s, const MsgStorage & ms ):
> Storage( s ), MsgStorage( ms )
> {
> }
> public:
> inline errorcheck( typename Storage::error_type e ):
> Storage( e ), MsgStorage()
> {
> if( failed())
> throw( errorcheck< Storage, MsgStorage >( *this, *this ));
> }
> };
> which, IMHO, is more confusing than the straight throw( *this ), but does
> not use the copy constructor, relying instead of the fully constructed
> Storage and MsgStorage base classes.

I wouldn't call it confusing, though I'd expect that you'd need
to document why you couldn't do the more obvious thing.

I do have to ask why the private ctor takes a MsgStorage object
to copy since the MsgStorage in this case will be the default
constructed base subobject created in the initializer list of the
throwing ctor. As written, the second argument to that ctor is
useless; the private ctor could default construct its MsgStorage

Actually, though, I had this in mind:

template <typename ES, typename MS>
class error_check : public ES, public MS
   error_check(typename ES::error_type e, std::nothrow_t)
   : ES(e)

   error_check(typename ES::error_type e)
   : ES(e)
      if (failed())
         throw error_check<ES,MS>(e, nothrow);

(Note that you used "Storage" where you should have used
"ErrorStorage" in the excerpt above. I just used abbreviations.)

Rob Stewart                           stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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