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

David Bolen db3l at
Fri Jan 25 15:57:29 EST 2002

Courageous <jkraska at> writes:

> 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.

The fact that it works like the first case always made me feel
uncomfortable with the "int* p1" notation rather than "int *p1", since
at least visually the former (to me) appears to apply to anything in
its list of variables being defined.

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