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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-27 09:20:29

David Abrahams wrote:
> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> No, I really mean an exception. Asserting while saving isn't a good
>> thing; the program goes down, taking the user's document with it.
>> Saving into a different format may be successful and the opportunity
>> shouldn't be denied.
> An assertion can always be set up to throw in release mode. I was
> thinking of BOOST_ASSERT or something like it, not plain old assert.

No, no. :-)

An assertion looks like this:

Requires: Cond.

An exception looks like this:

Throws: pointer_conflict when Cond.
Exception safety: If an exception is thrown, there are no effects.

>> A release build with assertions disabled that silently produces
>> unreadable files isn't a good thing, either.
> But don't you want to be able to debug this coding error when you make
> it during development?

Yes, probably. But I don't want the undefined behavior.

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