Is there any real reason to use "const"?

bauss jj_1337 at
Tue Jan 25 13:31:43 UTC 2022

On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 11:40:18 UTC, rempas wrote:
> On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 10:42:35 UTC, bauss wrote:
>> Sure thing but that's not realistic if you work professionally 
>> as you might be handed code that 15 other people worked on for 
>> a decade before you.
>> You will not be able to reason about the memory properly, in 
>> which case if certain variables are marked with const it will 
>> tell future people that this is read-only memory.
> Yeah, the problem with me is that I almost thing about the most 
> cases when you work alone or with good people but never cases 
> like the one you described. The others did an amazing job 
> explain that to me. That and the fact that humans do mistakes 
> even when they know what they are doing...

Yeah but it's not the norm, especially not for big companies 
where many people come and go all the time.

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