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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-27 21:27:39

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> If you are given an archive you don't know whether you are allowed
>>> to save by value, or whether you can safely save by pointer.
>>> (In general.)
>> Yeah, but what's the use case for this? Someone you don't know hands
>> you an archive and tells you to save something in it without telling
>> you how it's safe to do so?
> Yep, that's pretty much what happens every time your 'save' function is
> invoked.

Then it's almost impossible to write a reliable save function. How is
the exception going to help?

Dave Abrahams
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