Chapter 9. Writing Exception-Safe Code—Part 2

Difficulty: 8

Now that we have the default constructor and the destructor under our belts, we might be tempted to think that all the other functions will be about the same. Well, writing exception-safe and exception-neutral copy and assignment code presents its own challenges, as we shall now see.

Consider again Cargill's Stack template:

template <class T> class Stack 
{
public:
  Stack();
  ~Stack();
  Stack(const Stack&);
  Stack& operator=(const Stack&);
  /*...*/
private:
  T*     v_;      // ptr to a memory area big
  size_t vsize_;  //  enough for 'vsize_' T's
  size_t vused_;  // # of T's actually in use
};

Now write the Stack copy constructor and copy assignment operator so that both are demonstrably exception-safe (work ...

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