Silly newbie question - Carrot character (^)

Roy Smith roy at
Sun Nov 7 13:42:03 CET 2010

In article <slrnidc7r1.138j.usenet-nospam at>,
 Seebs <usenet-nospam at> wrote:

> On 2010-11-07, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
> > Any self-respecting C++ programmer would have given 
> > up the scavenger hunt by now.  Just kept throwing typecasts at your code 
> > until it compiles, and move on.
> That does not sound like a self-respecting programmer of anything.

Well, maybe I was being a little sarcastic.  The real point was that if 
you make it hard for people to do the right thing (i.e. look up the 
details in the reference manual), you should not be surprised if they do 
the wrong thing (i.e. find some way to make it work by trial and error).

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