On 13 January 2017 at 10:02, Tim Song <t.canens....@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:00 AM, Ville Voutilainen
> <ville.voutilai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13 January 2017 at 09:56, Ville Voutilainen
>> <ville.voutilai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> problem with just going through all of them and splicing the contents
>>>> (if any) back to *this?
>>> Well, in addition to the computational complexity of it, not knowing
>>> which elements should be spliced
>>> back where. If a comparator given to sort() throws, trying to "unsort"
>>> with the same comparator
>>> can also throw, so I don't know how to reverse the operations done by
>>> that point.
>> Ah, I think I see what you're saying. Just splice them back in any
>> order. Ok, I'll give that a spin.
> Right, list::sort doesn't promise strong exception safety, so
> "unsorting" is not needed.
> Also, shouldn't merge() rethrow the caught exception rather than swallow it?

Ha, yes, well spotted. I'll cook up an improved patch.

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