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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-12 18:01:34

"Arkadiy Vertleyb" <vertleyb_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote
>> >> Furthermore, it's _my_ library that needs result_of, so basically I
>> >> would be telling users, "if you get a cryptic error message that
>> >> looks like ___________, find some of the types in it and register
>> >> them with this cryptic macro."
>> >
>> > The error messages re lack of registration are not that bad IMO.
>> Bad for you and bad for a user are two totally distinct things.
> Just a couple more questions:
> 1) Do you consider typeof error messages more cryptic than error messages
> produced by other boost libraries? Or STL? Is there such a thing as
> (portable) non-cryptic error message in template programming?

Irrelevant. The difference between a cryptic error message and *no*
error message is dramatic.

> 2) What is *cryptic* about registration macros?

To the user, they have no obvious relationship to the user's immediate

> Also note that the user doesn't have to "find" the type in the message --
> it's right there, saying something like TypeNotRegistered=blah<...; and
> it's always about user's own type if lambda types are indeed registered (if
> we are talking about lambda). And it seems to me that it's much easier to
> register lambda types than implement what you propose.

Maybe so. I'm beginning to think that I may have overestimated the
amount of registration that would be required here.

Dave Abrahams
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