Subject: Re: Style guide
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Johan Danielsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/28/1997 18:30:42
John Nemeth <email@example.com> writes:
> Just because it is old does not mean it is poorly written, similarly
> just because something is new, does not mean it is well written
> (garbage can written in any language using any programming
That's not what I said. There is a whole class of bugs that just don't
happen when you use prototypes.
> Besides, lint does a better job of finding problems then any
> compiler I've ever seen (including gcc).
And you never find code like this?
i = i;
a lot of code that breaks with lint
I agree that rewriting all present code isn't something that is going
to happen. But saying that because there someday just might be a
system that doesn't have an ansi compiler, all new code should be
written in an almost 30 year old language, is crap to me. YMMV.