Help a C++ coder see the light

Brandon Van Every vanevery at
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?

Brandon Van Every               Seattle, WA

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80% is gobbledygook we make up inside our own heads.

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