Python is just as good as C++ for real apps

Chris Ryland cpr at
Fri Jan 25 12:57:49 EST 2002

Courageous <jkraska at> wrote in message news:<u3035ukscffh2i9sfklqpj9fvnf1a8h7vu at>...
> Which reminds me of a small curiosity. I read once that during the
> design stage, Bjarne apparently considered making it so that the
> statement:
> int* p1,p2,p3;
> ...would evaluate to...
> int *p1,*p2,*p3;
> I've always thought that this was proper. The compiler treats (int*)
> as a type, and so it should behave like one, in my opinion.
> C//

But this would violate the basic C language "guiding principle" of
making each variable declaration precapitulate phyologony. ;-) I.e.,
of making the variable declaration prefigure its use to get to the
base type being declared.

Chris Ryland, Em Software

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