[Python-Dev] static int debug = 0;
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 23:37:41 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "FLD" == Fred L Drake, <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
FLD> Jeremy Hylton writes:
>> The change is redundant, as several people pointed out, because
>> the C std requires debug to be initialized to 0. I didn't
>> realize this. Inadvertently, however, I made the right change.
>> The preferred style is to be explicit about initialization if
>> other code depends on or assumes that it is initialized to a
>> particular value -- even if that value is 0.
FLD> According to the BDFL? He's told me *not* to do that if
FLD> setting it
FLD> to 0 (or NULL, in case of a pointer), but I guess that was
FLD> several years ago now (before I went to CNRI, I think).
It's these chat sessions. They bring out the worst in him <wink>.