anything like C++ references?

Donn Cave donn at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 16 23:33:07 CEST 2003


In article <20030716142716509-0600 at news.xmission.com>,
 Adam Ruth <owski at hotmail.com> wrote:
> In <donn-F604B9.12121916072003 at nntp3.u.washington.edu> Donn Cave  wrote:
> > In article <20030716123907246-0600 at news.xmission.com>,
...
> > OK, there really aren't any situations where you can't avoid
> > pointers ... so you're ready with a solution to the problem
> > I posed above?
...
> As for your problem on the subscript operator, I think my solution is: 
> there's no problem.  Having the get and set asymetric is preferrable, in 
> my view.  For example, I use it in a number of places where I cache the 
> set operation:

So after all it should be "there aren't any situations that I care
about where you can't avoid pointers."  That's fine, it's really
where we all come down in the end - life is too short to worry
about solving problems you don't care about.  One should be clear
about it, though.

   Donn Cave, donn at u.washington.edu




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