Scott Meyers wants to bring default zero-initialization to C++, mentions TDPL for precedent

Jack Stouffer via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Wed Nov 18 10:52:00 PST 2015

On Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 18:43:59 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
Grøstad wrote:
> On Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 15:29:04 UTC, ponce wrote:
>> The idea that you could bring the C++ community to use an 
>> automatic upgrade tool, or to get everyone to follow optional 
>> "Core Guidelines" is optimistic.
> What community? Compilers can have pedantic compiler-switches. 
> C++ needs what Ada has, different profiles for different 
> scenarios. No problem in having a strict profile as the default 
> for a compiler.

Oh God, please don't push for PHP-ifying C++. It's already 
confusing enough as it is.

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of writing PHP, 
lots of PHP code does completely different things depending on 
the compiler switches when the interpreter was compiled, the 
global config for the host machine, the local config files in the 
directory, and the warning level switches at the start of the 
code. So much so that it's impossible to understand what a lot of 
code does without consulting all of these locations to double 

When looking at code, it should be obvious what it does without 
consulting outside factors.

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