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Subject: Re: [boost] Unittest capability for meta-programs feedback request
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-28 02:27:42

on Tue Sep 27 2011, Ben Robinson <> wrote:

>> Personally I am very uncomfortable with the use of exceptions to deal
>> with failed assertions, and in a test that's just a bunch of
>> compile-time assertions, I don't see *any* advantage whatsoever in using
>> exceptions.
> Exceptions are simply an implementation detail I am using instead of the
> compile error.

Yes; I think it would be better to use a different mechanism.

> One benefit of writing unit tests which show something failing when it
> should, is for regression analysis.

Of course!

> Rather than discussing this point in generalities, I will provide more
> examples of its usage, and hopefully I can better demonstrate the
> usefulness that way.

Good; looking forward to it.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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