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Subject: Re: [boost] [function] function wrapping with noexceptionsafetyguarantee
From: Domagoj Saric (dsaritz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-23 15:01:13

"Edward Diener" <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

> I do not understand why others are upset that invoking boost::function on
> an empty target should throw an exception. It is equivalent in my mind to
> calling a function through a function pointer which is null.

Short recap of some of the problems (with the current implementation) WRT to
the throw-on-empty issue:
- the way the throwing is implemented is inefficient (both in terms of speed
and template code bloat)
- the check and throwing may be entirely redundant if the calling code
already checks/ensures that it does not call an empty function
- there is no way to choose a different on-empty behaviour

"What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual
devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than
from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate."
Neil Postman 

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