Subject: Re: main return...
To: None <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/26/1996 17:05:47
>Ty Sarna writes:
>> Still though, void main in "hosted" (~= userland) programs is SO common
>> that the standard might as well be changed to allow it.

>Many bad practices are common. A compiler warning or two and thirty
>seconds hacking one time too many will retrain people. I was a bit
>unclear on this point once, but a vicious compiler taught me the right

As will spending any decent amount of time in a C++ environment, where
it's an error (not warning) to return the incorrect type, or not
return where a return code is declared.

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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