The Status of Const
dsimcha at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 12 18:12:25 PDT 2010
== Quote from Brad Roberts (braddr at slice-2.puremagic.com)'s article
> For discussions like this, I think it's essential to distinguish between
> the language vs the runtime + core libraries. I recognize what matters is
> the end result usability, but examining the layers independently is really
> So, which are you talking about (could well be both)?
I disagree. A major reason why the libraries are broken is because the language
is broken. const/immutable is very hard to use with generic code, meaning that
anything short of impeccable discipline and testing will lead to bugs galore.
Fixing the language would make it a lot easier to fix the libraries.
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