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Re: [PATCH] Replacement for "assert" in the libraries

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:56:44 +0100

On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 14:38 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 10:55 -0700, David Glasser wrote:
> > [...] in your API, it's perfectly
> > acceptable for somebody using our libraries to implement a malfunction
> > handler which ignores the assertion or abort entirely? I think that
> > sort of makes them worthless...
> I don't understand why you would think that the ability to ignore an
> assertion should "sort of make them worthless". Assertions aren't
> security-enforcement tools, they're debugging tools.

As well as what I said about this, I can say I'd be perfectly happy to
leave out this ability in the first round, because it's not essential
and can be discussed as an enhancement (from my point of view :) later.

- Julian

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