[patch] std::string::operator[] extension in debug mode

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr@integrable-solutions.net
Fri May 20 11:26:00 GMT 2005


Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.COM> writes:

| On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 02:44:27AM +0200, Paolo Carlini wrote:
| > Joe Buck wrote:
| > 
| > >Agreed; forcing the user (or distros) to build the library twice to
| > >support debug mode is a non-starter.
| > >
| > If I consider this sentence alone, seems too strong to me. We are
| > talking about *string* debug-mode, not about the "rest" of the
| > debug-mode functionality, for containers, that is not as issue and works
| > OK as far as we know. Currently, *string* debug mode simply does *not*
| > work, no matter what the user or the distros do. Sad, but true...
| 
| Then we should document it as a bug.  I was bothered by the claim
| that the user "deserves what he gets",

I hoped it would have been read in context, not taken out of context
and shot.

-- Gaby



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