[phobos] [Fwd: "Unsigned-related bugs never occur in real code."]

Andrei Alexandrescu andrei at erdani.com
Wed Jan 20 20:50:20 PST 2010

Is there anything we can do about this?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: "Unsigned-related bugs never occur in real code."
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:42:50 -0800
From: Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org>
Organization: Digital Mars
Newsgroups: digitalmars.D

"It's an academic problem. Don't worry about it and move on."

That's what Walter kept on telling me. Yet I've spent the better part of
an hour reducing a bug down to the following:

import std.math, std.stdio;

void main() {
     auto a = [ 4, 4, 2, 3, 2 ];
     float avgdist = 0;
     uint count;

     foreach (i, e1; a) {
         foreach (j, e2; a) {
             if (i == j) continue;
             if (e1 != e2) continue;
             avgdist += abs(i - j);

     writeln(count, " ", avgdist / count);

May this post be an innocent victim of the war against unsigned-related


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