A minor syntax request

Petko pditchev at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 10:50:06 UTC 2013

On 04/16/2013 01:32 PM, Alan Griffiths wrote:
> Putting * or & with the type has a long standing tradition within the 
> C++ culture - it started with the first edition of "The C++ 
> Programming Language" and has been common practice ever since. There 
> is an associated tradition of declaring each variable separately. 
> (These two go together as "pretending" the type includes * or & 
> doesn't work if multiple variables are declared.) This is very 
> different to the C tradition. 
I'm subscribed  mainly as a spectator , but I have to note that the 
tradition is less important than the program logic (in most cases , 
since we shouldn't keep the mistakes of the people before us till the 
end of time) . If the C/C++ standard says that the */& belong to the 
variable , then they should be visually associated with it .


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