On Mon, 2003-09-08 at 11:09, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
> "Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I see no value at all in an assert.  The code will dump core just fine
> > with or without an assert ...
> Right but an assert can display information about the file and line number 
> without debug the application

I think the percentage of deployments that enable assertions (which
causes a runtime performance hit) but NOT debugging info (which does
not) is pretty small.

ISTM that checking for non-NULL pointers is pretty pointless: just
because a pointer happens to be non-NULL doesn't mean it is any more
valid, and dereferencing a NULL pointer is easy enough to track down in
any case.


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