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Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Fourth release, requesting preliminary review again
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-03 14:04:52

Chad Nelson wrote:
> On 06/03/2010 09:40 AM, Marius Stoica wrote:
> > Maby you can do something like this :
> >
> > integer_t <
> > throws<false>,
> > size<128>, // 0 means unlimited
> > thread_safe<false>> myint;
> >
> > You could also have some other policies
> > -overflow policy( become nan, overflow to negative)
> > -signed/unsigned policy
> I'm not sure that's really an improvement. The current design
> separates throwing and nonthrowing for a reason; take a look
> at some of the function implementations and you'll see why.
> Combining those would mean, at the very least, an extra if
> statement in every function.

What if the policy class provided the behavior you would otherwise control with a conditional? For those policies in which the behavior is not needed, the inline, static member function would do nothing. For those in which the behavior is needed, the member function would do the work unconditionally. Changing the policy changes the behavior, so no need for a conditional.

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

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