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Re: assert in release is available on windows

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-11-18 01:00:37 CET

Barry Scott wrote:

>> Barry, please read what I wronte before trying to teach me C. In
>> MSVC, the
>> "assert" macro is implemented as a call to a support function. That
>> function is
>> not available in the Release version of the MS C runtime library,
>> which means
>> that _not_ defining NDEBUG _and_ linking against the release library
>> won't work.
>> Your example "works" because, without any options, the compiler will
>> tell the
>> linker to use the debug library.
> This seems to work and ass.exe is linked against the release MSVCRT.dll.
> What have I misunderstood?

Well, well. Interesting. I spoke too hastily; _assert seems to be
present in version 7 of the release runtime library. I definitely
remember it not being there before; or perhaps it works for command-line
programs, but not for GUI apps.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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