OT Signature quote [was Re: Unrecognized escape sequences in string literals]

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Fri Aug 14 22:44:27 CEST 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Douglas Alan <darkwater42 at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> P.S. Overloading "left shift" to mean "output" does indeed seem a bit
> sketchy, but in 15 years of C++ programming, I've never seen it cause
> any confusion or bugs.



The only reason it hasn't is because people use it in "Hello World". I bet
some newbie C++ programmers get confused the first time they see << used to
shift.
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