Subject: Re: [boost] [review][constrained_value] Review of Constrained Value Library begins today
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-05 09:27:22
Mika Heiskanen skrev:
> Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> Mika Heiskanen wrote:
>>> If the value must be checked beforehand, why bother using a constrained
>>> type at all?
>> Because it performs checking in debug mode to make sure the invariant
>> is indeed true.
> I do not believe boost should accept a library which would only work in
> debug mode.
How different users want to respond to errors should not be mandated by
the library. Therefore it is very good that this library allows you to
There is a difference between protecting against accidental misuse and
deliberate misuse of a component. Why can rarely protect against the latter.
Having invariants checked only in debug mode is very common, FWIW.
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