[OT] The Usual Arithmetic Confusions

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at quickfur.ath.cx
Fri Jan 28 02:33:18 UTC 2022

On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 02:15:51AM +0000, Paul Backus via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> https://shafik.github.io/c++/2021/12/30/usual_arithmetic_confusions.html
> Unfortunately, this is also one of the areas of D that comes directly
> from C, so D programmers have to watch out for these as well.
> It's been argued in the past, on these forums, that these conversions
> are "just something you have to learn" if you want to do system-level
> programming. But if C++ programmers are still getting this stuff
> wrong, after all these years, perhaps the programmers aren't the
> problem. Is it possible that these implicit conversions are just too
> inherently error-prone for programmers to reliably use correctly?

I agree.  The question, though, is how to convince Walter. :-P


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