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Subject: Re: [boost] variant2 never empty guarantees (was: Re: Outcome/expected/etc/etc/etc)
From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-17 04:58:31

On Jun 13, 2017 1:21 PM, "Gottlob Frege via Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]>

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:07 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Gottlob Frege wrote:
>> This is basically why I'm satisfied with std::variant - move should never
>> throw. If it does, it was a tiny allocation, and you were screwed
>> No one should have a move that does a large allocation.
>> So in my world, std::variant already has the never-empty (and never
>> valueless_by_exception) guarantee.
> Why are you then so insisting on the strong guarantee? It's only relevant
> when an operation throws.

I'm happy with std::variant. It makes some trade-offs, but I can live
with them.
But once someone tries to make a variant with less trade-offs, it
seems to me you should just go all the way - no trade-offs.


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