Elegant way round C scoping problem..?
Bill Westfield email (remove spam text)
What we really need is a really good macro pre-processor to BUILD the
language out of (99% of an assembler is just macro definitions with
db's inside, and a good macro language can make all the if, thens,
switch, case, do while, and whatevers you want)
Well, there are plenty of stand-alone macro "preprocessors" that are
probably suitably powerful and open source (m4, for instance?) But...
lacking widespread standardization of the macros in use, this results
in HORRIBLY unreadable (and not very portable) code. I knew a guy in
college that had succeeded in making the local assembler look like an
interesting cross between basic, fortran, and APL... Yuck.
and a library manager that lets us keep multiple versions of routines
and finds the "best fit"
Like java's (and others?) feature that allows "add (char a, char b)"
to be different code from "add (short a, short b)" ?
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In reply to: Your message of Mon, 30 Oct 2000 07:39:27 -0800
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