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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] How to drop the formal empty state
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-31 12:35:24

On 30/05/2017 23:34, Gottlob Frege via Boost wrote:
>>> Would you not rather manually "predict" for the valued state?
>> Predictable latency for success or failure is a key design goal for
>> Outcome. If you want success to be preferred, choose Expected instead.
> If success is 0 extra cycles, and failure is 20 extra cycles, it is
> still predictable, just not equal.
> ?

No, because for every branch taken on an outcome, you multiply your
potential runtime execution paths by two. If success and failure are not
balanced, it totally ruins predictability.


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