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Re: Did the assertion patch/feature submission get overlooked?

November 28, 2002 18:24
Re: Did the assertion patch/feature submission get overlooked?
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"Orton, Yves" <> wrote:
:A while back Salvador Fandino posted a patch/feature idea for providing
:proper assertions with debugger support.  Personally I thought the idea was
:brilliant but refrained from commenting as I know little of the code
:involved and figured all and sundry would address it better than I ever
:could.  However it seemed that almost nobody commented on the patch.
:Neither to say "what a great idea, but unfortunately ..." nor to say "what a
:great idea, after you make some changes to X, Y and Z we'll probably apply
:the patch", or for that matter anything else (well, there was one comment
:but that was it).

I'm sorry, I'm still in catch-up mode. I am very interested in the patch,
and plan to look at it in detail as soon as another spare moment arises.

I'm slightly worried about using up a whole one-character command-line
flag for assertions - such things are a scarce resource - but it may
be a fair use for such a thing. I want to think further on Salvador's
comments about the granularity of the -A switch. And I need to look
at the code, to see how complete and correct the implementation is;
Yitzchak already mentioned one issue in this regard, which suggests
there'll be some more work to do to complete the patch.

That aside, though, thanks Salvador for the effort you've put in to
this, not just in developing the patch but also for the helpful
discussion of rationale and approach, and apologies for not responding

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