[freetds] tdoParseConnectString

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Apr 3 11:20:56 EST 2003


> From: ZIGLIO Frediano [mailto:Frediano.Ziglio at vodafoneomnitel.it]
> Sent: April 3, 2003 10:59 AM
>
> I think this comment is due to my assert remove...

Yes.  :-)  But I think your decision was correct.  

> Personally I don't like assert that much. 

Why?  

> It should be removed from final
> compile. I think we should define another macro based on
> --enable-extra-checks instead of enabling always assert...

The assert() macro *is* removed in the "final" compile, if NDEBUG is
defined, at least on my system.  

Assert is your friend.  It provides information that segment faults don't.
It's a strong comment in the code about the programmer's assumptions.  It
avoids the need to backtrack a runtime fault stemming from a bad assumption.


--jkl


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