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void strong_swap(bool &all_good, T &a, T &b)

The standard swap() function provides the weak guarantee i.e. that no resources are lost. This ADL discovered function provides the strong guarantee instead: that if any of these operations throw an exception (i) move construct to temporary (ii) move assign b to a (iii) move assign temporary to b, an attempt is made to restore the exact pre-swapped state upon entry, and if that recovery too fails, then the boolean all_good will be false during stack unwind from the exception throw, to indicate that state has been lost.

This function is used within basic_result::swap(basic_result &) if, and only if, either or both of value_type or error_type have a throwing move constructor or move assignment. It permits you to customise the implementation of the strong guarantee swap in Outcome with a more efficient implementation.

Overridable: By Argument Dependent Lookup (ADL).

Requires: That T is both move constructible and move assignable.


Header: <boost/outcome/basic_result.hpp>

Last revised: June 24, 2019 at 21:09:37 +0100

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