The expanses of WolfWings' land
scratched on the wall for all to see


December 17th, 2006
December 17th, 2006
December 17th, 2006
December 17th, 2006
December 17th, 2006

[User Picture]11:50 pm - Grr...
...I hate C++. Without automated tools, there's no way to guarantee, without a doubt, that the code does what it looks like it does. Even standard assumptions can be over-ridden, and far too often are in example C++ code to make the code make 'more sense' to the original coder. But in the process making it vastly harder to parse and understand to a layman trying to port the code elsewhere.

Currently picking through Matt Timmermans Bijective Arithmetic/Range Coding Compressor and (very slowly) shambling through converting it to straight C instead of a heap of C++ files for some very simple code bits of code.

And yes, this ties in vaguely to my old WikiCode idea. And no, my usual complaints about C++ don't all apply to the linked-to code, but are a complaint with the basic design of the language.5 commentsLeave a comment
?

Log in

No account? Create an account