View mode: basic / threaded / horizontal-split · Log in · Help
February 21, 2006
Re: unsafe
Don Clugston wrote:
> 
>> Pointers are scary! 
> 
> I've heard this for decades, and I still don't really understand it.
> I've never found pointers to be worse than uninitialised variables.
> (in fact, I think many problems attributed to pointers are actually 
> caused by uninitialised variables).
> 
> And the absolute worst is languages that don't require you to declare a 
> variable before you use it. That's _really_ scary.

I agree on both counts.  And as for the latter... it's why I think 
languages like Lua are next to useless, as debugging them is an absolute 
nightmare.


Sean
February 21, 2006
Re: unsafe
On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 03:04:19 +1100, Don Clugston <dac@nospam.com.au> wrote:


> And the absolute worst is languages that don't require you to declare a  
> variable before you use it. That's _really_ scary.

When you say 'before', are you saying that forward references are not a  
good thing? Or do you just mean 'before' in a temporal sense.

-- 
Derek Parnell
Melbourne, Australia
February 22, 2006
Re: unsafe
Derek Parnell wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 03:04:19 +1100, Don Clugston <dac@nospam.com.au> wrote:
> 
> 
>> And the absolute worst is languages that don't require you to declare 
>> a variable before you use it. That's _really_ scary.
> 
> When you say 'before', are you saying that forward references are not a 
> good thing? Or do you just mean 'before' in a temporal sense.

In a temporal sense. You can strike out the words "before you use it".

> 
> --Derek Parnell
> Melbourne, Australia
Next ›   Last »
3 4 5 6 7
Top | Discussion index | About this forum | D home