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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
@Mason: What about cases like shared_ptr, where -> accesses the contained type and . accesses properties of the shared_ptr itself? I'm sorry, but I completely disagree here.
Sep
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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
Or, just use typedefs and there's no confusion.
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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
Hmm.. this depends. For "Abort Ifs" which merely check a condition and return an error code (or throw an exception), I'd much rather not see the braces.
Sep
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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
I'm confused -- do you mean the portion in the parenthesis (val bar and so on) or the portion in curly braces (the part following extends Model)? (There are no brackets in that code)
Sep
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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
@greyfade: Any code using duff's device in C needs to die a horrible death. Compilers make better decisions about these kinds of things than you do.
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revised Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
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comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
I personally like this -- but if and only if the comments are actually meaningful. The docs generated have been quite useful quite often -- they save me from having to reread quite a bit of code.
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comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
The exception to this one are Javadoc/XMLDoc/Doxygen style comments.
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