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Subject: Re: [boost] Reforming Boost.System and <system_error> round 2
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-16 17:44:27

On 1/16/18 8:56 AM, Nevin Liber via Boost wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 9:47 AM, Andrzej Krzemienski via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This attempts to make everyone happy.
> Then the attempt to *annotate the conditional conversion to bool deprecated*
> fails.
> While it makes the people who love verbosity happy, it does so at a cost of
> breaking perfectly correct, well-tested code, and I suspect a large amount
> of code at that.

a) True - it would break code by invoking a compile time error
b) which would be trivial to fix
c) and likely in some cases smoke out some errors

Heck, it even breaks Boost code. I would guess that
> filesystem, asio and dll are some of the biggest users of error_code, and
> not only do users of those libraries regularly use "if (ec)", those
> libraries themselves internally use the same construct.

d) So we would find some new bugs in Boost as well. Sounds like a
feature to me.

Robert Ramey

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