Re: Paying developers to get features faster
From: Matt Palmer (mjp16_at_hezmatt.org)
Date: 24 Jan 2004 15:22:44 +1050
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Barry Margolin is of the opinion:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Brad Olin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> statement. There are strict C compilers (not gcc) that would complain
>> about your solution. They are a pain in the but to work with, but
>> probably worth it in the long run.
> Why? The style:
> if (<var>) ...
> is *extremely* common. Any compiler that warns about it will produce
> volumes of warnings for thousands of perfectly fine programs. Any C
> programmer who considers this poor style is way out of the mainstream.
And the mainstream result is that programs are buggy, hard to maintain, and
generally could be a lot better. Is that a mainstream you really want to be
a part of?