Untested return values.

Andrei Khropov andkhropov at nospam_mtu-net.ru
Wed Oct 4 14:23:15 PDT 2006

Walter Bright wrote:

> I tried this back in the '80s. It's one of those things that sure sounds like
> a good idea. The problem is, there are just too many cases where the return
> value is legitimately ignored (like printf's), so you wind up filling your
> code with chaff like:
> 	cast(void) printf( ... );
> After a few dozen of those, it starts looking like a bad idea <g>.

Well, it depends on a particular syntax. 
In Nemerle for example it's just 

" _ = SomeFunc();"


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