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Comment: Re:All doublespeak (Score 2) 223

by sconeu (#47886977) Attached to: U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

I recently visited the Reagan library to take in the baseball exhibit. Since I was there, I took the tour first. It ended with a multimedia presentation that included the quote:

"Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts."

While I may not be a fan of the man, I believe he really did try to do that.

Nowadays? Let's face it, neither Bush nor Obama could say that with a straight face

Comment: C++03 had one that was corrected in C++11. (Score 3, Interesting) 729

Namely, the >> symbol. Because templates use angle brackets for template parameters, if you had a nested template such as T<int, T1<double> >, you HAD to put the space between the two closing angle brackets. Otherwise the lexer would interpret the two angle brackets as the shift operator.

Comment: Re:Infoworld... pass (Score 1, Informative) 729

In C, the first time I saw the size of elements of a struct specified (i.e. int something : 3) it threw me

Considering that you misunderstand/misunderstood the syntax, I'm not surprised.

It's not saying it's a 3 byte int, it's saying it's a 3-bit field.

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"

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