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Subject: Re: [boost] [assert] static_assert envy
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 10:39:46

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> I'm fine with BOOST_ASSERT_MSG(). Since we are adding
> assert.hpp I would
> like to see
> as well.

Is that just an alternate spelling or is there something different about the usage and meaning?

> It is really much clearer to read and maintain than
> BOOST_ASSERT( !foo() || condition );

If you just mean s/BOOST_ASSERT/BOOST_ASSERT_IF/, it hardly matters given long exposure to assert() and many variants thereof. If you mean that, instead of what you showed above, you'd write the following, I don't see the value:

   BOOST_ASSERT_IF(!foo(), condition);

Perhaps you mean that condition can be used to suppress certain assertions (and not others) without, itself, appearing in the assertion message? I've never done that, so the value is low for me, but perhaps there are good use cases I've overlooked.

If you mean something else entirely, please clarify.

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

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