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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in StaticVector - fixed capacity vector
From: Christian Holmquist (c.holmquist_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-15 10:53:05

On 15 October 2011 08:27, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> > But I want code to throw so that I don't need to worry and check all
> > details everywhere.
> If your code detects a programming error, you need to worry. Yes, it's
> true that once you say "I'm going to throw under these conditions" it's
> no longer certain that it's a programming error, but I assert that in
> this case it remains highly likely. But then the library is no longer
> allowed to treat it as an error and helpfully do the most appropriate
> thing for debugging purposes; it has to throw an exception, because it
> promised to.

It's by no means the most helpful and appropriate thing to, even for
debugging purposes. If I want to catch
exceptions when thrown, i instruct my environment to do so.
But real world errors don't appear under a debugger, they appear on end
users machines
or on remote server sites and always in release builds. If something doesn't
show up in an error log, it didn't happen...
I realize I'm standing with another background than most others here, so I
simply rest my case.
It's been interesting anyways, hope I haven't disturbed too much =)

> --
> Dave Abrahams
> BoostPro Computing
> _______________________________________________

- Christian

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