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Subject: Re: [boost] [system][filesystem v3] Question about error_codearguments
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-27 09:53:00

Peter Foelsche wrote:
> "Christopher Kohlhoff" <chris_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > The throwing overloads are most typically in small programs or at
> > program startup. Non-trivial programs will tend towards the second,
> > non-throwing overload. It is the nature of network applications to
> > react to errors as part of normal control flow, and
> > exception handling
> > is not a good approach for that.
> You are the author of the asio library in boost?
> With this kind of thinking, how did you get this position?

He got in this position by crafting, documenting, and submitting a highly useful and desirable library that the reviewing Boost community liked and accepted.

Did you raise your concerns during the review? If so, they couldn't have been among the majority of opinions or the library wouldn't have been accepted. If not, constructive criticism might lead to Asio improvements even now.

If you find the library so poorly designed and ill-conceived as to require starting from scratch, please submit your alternative. If it is accepted and found to be superior to Asio, users will abandon Asio for your library and all will win (I'm sure Christopher would be happy to have his users write their programs with a better library if one was available).

Note that the options I've presented do not involve impugning Christopher's design skills or belittling the opinions of those that disagree with your viewpoint. You will not make progress in this community if you persist in attacking.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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