Artifact Content

Artifact 0cdea1af6a18ae46c02ceeef4b9d491798a848f3:

/// \file noexceptions.h
/// \brief Declares interface that allows exceptions to be optional
/// A class may inherit from OptionalExceptions, which will add to it
/// a mechanism by which a user can tell objects of that class to
/// suppress exceptions.  (They are enabled by default.)  This module
/// also declares a NoExceptions class, objects of which take a
/// reference to any class derived from OptionalExceptions.  The
/// NoExceptions constructor calls the method that disables exceptions,
/// and the destructor reverts them to the previous state.  One uses
/// the NoExceptions object within a scope to suppress exceptions in
/// that block, without having to worry about reverting the setting when
/// the block exits.

 Copyright © 2005-2007 by Educational Technology Resources, Inc.
 Others may also hold copyrights on code in this file.  See the file in the top directory of the distribution for details.

 This file is part of libtabula.

 libtabula is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
 by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or
 (at your option) any later version.

 libtabula is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
 ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
 License for more details.

 You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 License along with libtabula; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301


#include "common.h"

namespace libtabula {

#if !defined(DOXYGEN_IGNORE)
// Make Doxygen ignore this
class LIBTABULA_EXPORT NoExceptions;

/// \brief Interface allowing a class to have optional exceptions.
/// A class derives from this one to acquire a standard interface for
/// disabling exceptions, possibly only temporarily.  By default,
/// exceptions are enabled.
/// Note that all methods are const even though some of them change our
/// internal flag indicating whether exceptions should be thrown.  This
/// is justifiable because this is just an interface class, and it
/// changes the behavior of our subclass literally only in exceptional
/// conditions.  This Jesuitical interpretation of "const" is required
/// because you may want to disable exceptions on const subclass
/// instances.
/// If it makes you feel better about this, consider that the real
/// change isn't within the const OptionalExceptions subclass instance.
/// What changes is the code wrapping the method call on that instance
/// that can optionally throw an exception.  This outside code is in
/// a better position to say what "const" means than the subclass
/// instance.

class LIBTABULA_EXPORT OptionalExceptions
	/// \brief Default constructor
	/// \param e if true, exceptions are enabled (this is the default)
	OptionalExceptions(bool e = true) :

	/// \brief Destroy object
	virtual ~OptionalExceptions() { }

	/// \brief Enable exceptions from the object
	void enable_exceptions() const { exceptions_ = true; }

	/// \brief Disable exceptions from the object
	void disable_exceptions() const { exceptions_ = false; }

	/// \brief Returns true if exceptions are enabled
	bool throw_exceptions() const { return exceptions_; }

	/// \brief Sets the exception state to a particular value
	/// This method is protected because it is only intended for use by
	/// subclasses' copy constructors and the like.
	void set_exceptions(bool e) const { exceptions_ = e; }

	/// \brief Declare NoExceptions to be our friend so it can access
	/// our protected functions.
	friend class NoExceptions;

	mutable bool exceptions_;

/// \brief Disable exceptions in an object derived from
/// OptionalExceptions.
/// This class was designed to be created on the stack, taking a
/// reference to a subclass of OptionalExceptions. (We call that our
/// "associate" object.) On creation, we save that object's current
/// exception state, and disable exceptions. On destruction, we restore
/// our associate's previous state.

class LIBTABULA_EXPORT NoExceptions
	/// \brief Constructor
	/// Takes a reference to an OptionalExceptions derivative,
	/// saves that object's current exception state, and disables
	/// exceptions.
	NoExceptions(const OptionalExceptions& a) :

	/// \brief Destructor
	/// Restores our associate object's previous exception state.
	const OptionalExceptions& assoc_;
	bool exceptions_were_enabled_;

	// Hidden assignment operator and copy ctor, because we should not
	// be copied.
	NoExceptions(const NoExceptions&);
	NoExceptions& operator=(const NoExceptions&);

} // end namespace libtabula