Any Perl victims care to explain this?

Sam Couter scouter at
Fri Apr 5 08:42:28 EST 2002

Jeremy <jepri at> wrote:
> Oh come on.  Everyone knows that C programmers love throwing around 
> pointers which are, as I recall, completely untyped.  I don't think 
> that there is even a way to tell what a pointer is pointing to.

If you've typed things correctly, the compiler will check for you. That
doesn't stop you from casting to and from void*, which defeats this type

C has no way of checking at run-time what type anything is, including
pointers or values those pointers reference. All type checking is done
at compile time.

> * you think you're a lot smarter than you are

Tee hee...
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