[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] Improved response to socket violations

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Mon May 23 07:57:00 CEST 2011

On 05/23/2011 03:22 AM, Ian Barber wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Martin Lucina <mato at kotelna.sk
> <mailto:mato at kotelna.sk>> wrote:
>     3) Last but not least, IMHO libraries should *not* print "helpful"
>     messages.  This leads to horrible practices, for example start a
>     random Gtk
>     application; you will more often than not see all sorts of assertion
>     failures and other crap printed and it's obvious that no one cares, much
>     less does anything about it.
> I have to say I am a big +1 on not ever printing from libzmq - to be
> honest even in cases where it completely blows up, I've worked with
> bindings for a library that does that and it's can make it very hard to
> have consistent responses to failures when sometimes extra output starts
> occurring.

Are you guys saying you want silent failures, ie. application asserts 
without even printing out the error? If so, I guess it can be done as a 
compile time option.


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