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Macro BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE

BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE — Program old values that can be completely disabled at compile-time for old value types that are not required to be copyable.

Synopsis

// In header: <boost/contract_macro.hpp>

BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(...)

Description

This is used to program old value copies for types that might or might not be copyable:

template<typename T> // Type `T` might or not be copyable.
class u {
public:
    void f(...) {
        BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type_a)(old_var_a);
        BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type_b)(old_var_b,
                old_expr_b);
        BOOST_CONTRACT_PUBLIC_FUNCTION(this)
            ...
            BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD([&] {
                old_var_a = BOOST_CONTRACT_OLDOF(old_expr_a);
                ...
            })
            ... // In postconditions or exception guarantees:
                if(old_var_a) ... // Always null for non-copyable types.
                if(old_var_b) ... // Always null for non-copyable types.
            ...
        ;

        ... // Function body.
    }

    virtual void g(..., boost::contract::virtual_* v = 0) {
        BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type_a)(old_var_a);
        BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type_b)(v, old_var_b,
                old_expr_b);
        BOOST_CONTRACT_PUBLIC_FUNCTION(v, this)
            ...
            BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD([&] {
                old_var_a = BOOST_CONTRACT_OLDOF(v, old_expr_a);
                ...
            })
            ... // In postconditions or exception guarantees:
                if(old_var_a) ... // Always null for non-copyable types.
                if(old_var_b) ... // Always null for non-copyable types.
            ...
        ;

        ... // Function body.
    }

    ...
};

This is an overloaded variadic macro and it can be used in the following different ways (note that no code is generated when BOOST_CONTRACT_NO_OLDS is defined).

1. BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type)(old_var) expands to code equivalent to the following (this leaves the old value pointer null):

#ifndef BOOST_CONTRACT_NO_OLDS
    // This declaration does not need to use `v`.
    boost::contract::old_ptr_if_copyable<old_type> old_var
#endif

2. BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type)(old_var, old_expr) expands to code equivalent to the following (this initializes the pointer to the old value copy, but not to be used for virtual public functions and public function overrides):

#ifndef BOOST_CONTRACT_NO_OLDS
    boost::contract::old_ptr_if_copyable<old_type> old_var =
            BOOST_CONTRACT_OLDOF(old_expr)
#endif

3. BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type)(v, old_var, old_expr) expands to code equivalent to the following (this initializes the pointer to the old value copy for virtual public functions and public function overrides):

#ifndef BOOST_CONTRACT_NO_OLDS
    boost::contract::old_ptr_if_copyable<old_type> old_var =
            BOOST_CONTRACT_OLDOF(v, old_expr)
#endif

Where:

  • old_type is the type of the pointed old value. If this type is not copyable (i.e., boost::contract::is_old_value_copyable<old_type>::value is false), this pointer will always be null, but this library will not generate a compile-time error when this pointer is dereferenced (see BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR). (This is a variadic macro parameter so it can contain commas not protected by round parenthesis.)

  • v is the extra trailing parameter of type boost::contract::virtual_* and default value 0 from the enclosing virtual public function or public function override declaring the contract. (This is not a variadic macro parameter but it should never contain commas because it is an identifier.)

  • old_var is the name of the old value pointer variable. (This is not a variadic macro parameter but it should never contain commas because it is an identifier.)

  • old_expr is the expression to be evaluated and copied in the old value pointer. (This is not a variadic macro parameter so any comma it might contain must be protected by round parenthesis and BOOST_CONTRACT_OLD_PTR_IF_COPYABLE(old_type)(v, old_var, (old_expr)) will always work.)

See Also:

Disable Contract Compilation, Old Value Requirements


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