Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] success-or-failure objects
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-23 20:42:37
On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 6:44 AM, Niall Douglas via Boost <
> On 23/01/2018 13:52, VinÃcius dos Santos Oliveira via Boost wrote:
> > I'm liking what I saw so far. Just a small comment on the documentation.
> > I'm curious what the following sentence does even mean? Is it supposed to
> > confuse the user or something? It's a sign of bad taste really.
> >> Outcomeâs default is to not provide value-or-error objects. It provides
> > success-or-failure objects.
> > What does that even mean? value-or-error... well, if it is non-error, I
> > assume it is success. Both sentences mean just the same. As do their API
> > (encapsulate either A or B). The rest of the paragraph is okay. If you
> > remove this comment, confusion will go away. No other changes need to be
> > done in this paragraph. Just remove this misleading means-nothing
> Literally, straight after what you quoted it says:
> "Outcomeâs default is to not provide value-or-error objects. It provides
> success-or-failure objects. We define the difference as being âhaving
> programmable actions in response to no-value observation other than
> throwing a hard coded logic error type exceptionâ."
> Can you explain why this is confusing to you?
I have a question, who throws exceptions to indicate logic errors?
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