From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-06 09:51:05
Philippe Vaucher wrote:
> I have a rather silly question, but why is boost::static_assert named
> static_assert and not compile_assert ?
> It's probably a lack of understanding of the static concept on my side but I
> can't find what's static in a compile-time assertion :)
According to my understanding, 'static' term is used to name
compile-time operations, mostly in meta programming.
It's similar distinction as between
dynamic polymorphism (run-time, through virtual functions)
static polymorphism (compile-time, implemented with templates).
-- Mateusz Loskot http://mateusz.loskot.net
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