Subject: Re: [boost] suggestion on assertion macros
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-12 16:40:30
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> DE wrote:
>> on 12.03.2010 at 20:34
>> Steven Watanabe wrote :
>>> If this isn't completely optimized away, and you actually
>>> care, you should get a better compiler.
>> is that your own motto or the boost one?
>> my point is: it's not always possible to do that
> In this case, I'm perfectly serious. This is such a trivial compiler
> optimization, that if it matters and the compiler doesn't do it,
> you probably have much worse problems.
+1, this is similar to the recommendation to use if(debug) instead of
#ifdef _DEBUG, where debug is defined as something like:
static bool const debug=true; //or false
You can safely trust your compiler to optimize the if away, or if not
you shouldn't care about it (or else you have much bigger problems.)
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