Implicit initialization is EXCELLENT
ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com
Thu Jul 7 03:12:06 EDT 2011
Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:49 AM, Ulrich Eckhardt
> <ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com> wrote:
>> Mel wrote:
>>> In wx, many of the window classes have Create methods, for filling in
>>> various attributes in "two-step construction". [...]
>> Just guessing, is it legacy, C-with-classes code rather than C++ code
>> perhaps? Haven't looked at wx for a while. Such code typically lacks
>> understanding of exceptions, which are the only way to signal failure
>> from e.g. constructors.
> No, wx is C++ through and through.
No namespaces. No templates but macros. No exceptions. No C++.
Sorry, I beg to differ. BTW, they say themselves that they tolerate but not
use exceptions, so they actually need two-stage construction if construction
can fail, and for exactly the guessed legacy reasons.
A C++ object is not a window, it is rather a proxy for managing the window.
As such, it can be attached or detached from the underlying window, just
like a std::fstream, so in this light it makes sense actually. Thanks for
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