need C help, passing char buffer by-value....
kline at thought.org
Tue Oct 20 22:20:59 UTC 2009
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 05:42:41AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> Just a little and quite formal side note:
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:09:19 -0700, Patrick Mahan <mahan at mahan.org> wrote:
> > while (*tp != '\0' && *tp++ != '<');
> It's often a good choice, especially for increasing readability
> of code, to code the "empty statement" on a line on its own (as
> you usually put any statements on an own line for clarity), so
> the reader doesn't accidentally take it as and "end of command"
> notification, e. g.
> instead of
> which could be confused with the syntactical meaning of
> I'm just mentioning this because I saw this in a programming
> project when I was at university. A young programmer who was
> given the task to look at code a very skilled programmer gave
> him. Somewhere in the code, an endless loop caused the program
> not to work properly. The student could not find this endless
> loop because it was coded in the manner as given above. It was
> not the polite form of for(;;); :-)
yeah; i already fixed this in the pointer version that patrick suggested.
that's the one nice thing about perl; you gotta use braces even for a single
can't get away with while ();
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