From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-21 18:19:38
On 9/21/05, Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Excuse me for my jumping late into the thread, but what are the situations
> where one would want to use a BOOST_ASSERT with __assume instead of assert?
__assume on MSVC passes hints to the compiler for optimization, it
assumes the expression is always true. So that a function like this:
int f(int x)
__assume(x == 0)
is optimized by the compiler and just returns 0, without checking for x.
It really seems an interesting opportunity for using already
assertions for optimizations.
The original thread is "BOOST_ASSERT and __assume on MSVC"
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