Any Perl victims care to explain this?
scouter at bigpond.net.au
Fri Apr 5 08:42:28 EST 2002
Jeremy <jepri at webone.com.au> 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
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