Help a C++ coder see the light

Brandon Van Every vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com
Thu Jan 30 22:22:25 CET 2003


Dave Brueck wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Mark Charsley wrote:
>
>> I'm used to the compiler/linker giving me a lot of reassurance that
>> my code works.
>
> That's common, but in many cases it's a _false_ sense of reassurance.

It kills many problems before they arise.

> Even in C++ I end up checking all uses of a refactored function
> despite what the compiler says because it can catch only the simplest
> of problems.

Sounds like your functions must do an awful lot if they need so much
checking.  Maybe your functions should be smaller, more incremental, easier
to verify?

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