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Subject: Re: [boost] expected/result/etc
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-10 21:08:23

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM, Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_[hidden]>

> On 11/02/2016 12:23, Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> If you know that the queue is never supposed to be full, that is, if the
>> full queue indicates a bug in your code, then you should assert rather
>> than
>> throw. Throwing is when you expect the program to successfully recover
>> from
>> an anticipated (by the programmer) failure.
> Sorry, I missed responding to this part.
> No, you should not assert in this case. Filling a queue is something that
> easily could happen at runtime in release mode (even if the programmer
> thinks it's not supposed to), where asserts are disabled and valueless.

Dereferencing a null shared_ptr is something that easily could happen at
runtime. Are you saying that it shouldn't assert in this case? Are you
saying that that assert is useless? Are you saying that the correct design
is to throw? Or is the correct design to assert and throw?


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