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Subject: Re: [boost] [safe_numerics] One more review
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-11 18:08:26

On 3/11/17 9:41 AM, Antony Polukhin via Boost wrote:
> 2017-03-11 20:22 GMT+03:00 Robert Ramey via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>:
>> On 3/11/17 7:52 AM, Steven Watanabe via Boost wrote:

>> A simple extension to log such errors could be crafted from this idea and
>> would make a great example on how to make one's own exception policy.
>> What is missing from this idea?
> State of the Policy is missing. In many cases it could be useful to
> have a Policy with state to be able to get the UB info. This may be
> useful for different try_* functions that must not throw, usually are
> in hot path and rarely trigger UB:
> bool try_do(int x_native) noexcept {
> bool was_an_error = false;
> safe<int, native, lazy> x(x_native, &was_an_error);
> // remembers that error was triggered in the `was_an_error` variable
> ++x;
> // ... other operations on `x`
> // ...
> // `x` is bad, after comparison `y` is also bad
> safe<int, native, lazy> y = x; // also copies pointer to `was_an_error`
> if (x < y) {
> // ... other operations on `y`
> }
> return was_an_error;
> }

template<class call_back>
struct exception_logger {
        // implements ExceptionPolicy concept

what's the matter with the following?

void handler(?){
        ... // log the error

bool try_do(int x_native) no_except {
        bool was_an_error = false
        safe<int, native, exception_logger> x{x_native};
        // handler logs error
        // other operations on x

> Throwing and catching an exception in such function may affect
> performance. Rewriting the whole function using functions from
> include/checked.hpp may take a lot of effort and will make the
> function harder to read.
> But this is more like a feature request, not a blocker to the library
> acceptance. looks like they could be added later.

Right - we're in serious jeopardy of scope creep. Consumer of all
ambitious projects.

Still, it's becoming clear that some enhancement of the ExceptionPolicy
concept might create opportunities with little or no cost in conceptual
integrity. We're open to modest specific suggestions.

Robert Ramey

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