Method default argument whose type is the class not yet defined

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at
Mon Nov 12 02:50:55 CET 2012

On 12 November 2012 01:29, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
> On 12/11/2012 01:18, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
>> On 12 November 2012 01:10, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>>> On 12/11/2012 00:31, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
>>>> Plain wrong. Vectors are not defined *from any origin*.
>>> So when the Captain says "full speed ahead, steer 245 degrees", you
>>> haven't
>>> the faintest idea where you're going, because you have no origin?
>> As Steve has just explained, the origin has nothing to do with the
>> orientation of the coordinate system.
>> But then I'm assuming you meant that 245 degrees was a bearing
>> relative to North. Was it supposed to be relative to my current angle?
>> Truthfully I wouldn't know what to do without asking the captain a
>> couple more questions.
> The only good acedemic is a dead acedemic?

Is that what happens when people ask questions on your ship: "it's the
plank for him with the questions-askin'!"

I'm glad you're not my captain.


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