Subject: Re: [std-proposals] std::error magic function
From: Garrett May (garrett.ls.may_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-03-26 03:24:21
static_assert can allow constant expressions to report errors. However, the
message that can be passed to it must be a string literal. It can't even be
a string evaluated at compile time - which results in the error messages
not being as helpful as they could be.
On Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 8:14 am MichaÅ Policht via Std-Proposals, <
> From your paper:
> > However, a general issue is that constant expressions cannot report
> errors when failure would occur
> Isn't `static_assert` a mechanism, which allows constant expressions to
> report errors?
> > I've done some work on this, and wrote a draft paper
> > <
> > I am interested in any feedback.
> > I decided on a similar function, std::compiler_error, which has the same
> > compile time behavior, but its UB at runtime. This would allow users to
> > write std::error, with whatever runtime behavior they wish.
> > I would be interested in any feedback people have, both on the
> > semantics, and in the structure of the paper itself.
> > Thank you to the great people on the std-proposals mailing list.
> > On Fri, 6 Mar 2020 at 11:07, connor horman <chorman64_at_[hidden]
> > <mailto:chorman64_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> > constinit won't downgrade (as the standard requires a constant
> > expression initializer). I did forget about that.
> > On Fri, 6 Mar 2020 at 10:13, Thiago Macieira via Std-Proposals
> > <std-proposals_at_[hidden]
> > <mailto:std-proposals_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> > On Friday, 6 March 2020 06:46:56 PST connor horman via
> > Std-Proposals wrote:
> > > Currently it is not possible to implement std::error in a way
> > that it will
> > > work with initializing non-constexpr variables. Throwing an
> > exception
> > > simply downgrades to runtime, only erroring if the result is
> > needed at
> > > compile time.
> > Does that also apply to constinit variables?
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