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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-22 21:00:43

Beman Dawes wrote:

> If BOOST_MPL_ASSERT does a better job, why not just change
> BOOST_STATIC_ASSERT to be implemented in terms of BOOST_MPL_ASSERT?

Only because

1. There's more than one MPL assertion macro; one should choose the
right one in order to get the best results.

2. you need to do a little bit more than write a simple integral
constant expression to get really useful error output from the MPL

> Also, C++0x static_assert is becoming available in more compilers;
> should all of the Boost compile-time asserts use C++0x static_assert if
> available?

Without knowing anything about how good the error messages are that one
gets from static_assert, I'd say "probably."

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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