Multi-dimensional list initialization

wrw at wrw at
Thu Nov 8 14:26:52 CET 2012

On Nov 7, 2012, at 11:51 PM, Andrew Robinson <andrew3 at> wrote:

> On 11/07/2012 04:00 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Andrew, it appears that your posts are being eaten or rejected by my
>> ISP's news server, because they aren't showing up for me. Possibly a side-
>> effect of your dates being in the distant past?
> Date has been corrected since two days ago.  It will remain until a reboot....
> Ignorance, though, might be bliss...
>> Every now and again I come across somebody who tries to distinguish between "call by foo" and "pass by foo", but nobody has been able to explain the difference (if any) to me.
> I think the "Call by foo" came into vogue around the time of C++; Eg: It's in books like C++ for C programmers;  I never saw it used before then so I *really* don't know for sure…

Just as an aside - there is a famous quote from Niklaus Wirt, who, when asked how he pronounced his name, is said to have replied:  "Well you can call me by name, Veert, or you can call me by value, Worth."

That would have been sometime in the early 60s, when he was at Stanford.


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