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Re: Disabling optimization

From: jfasch
Subject: Re: Disabling optimization
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:07:48 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Suffield <address@hidden> writes:

Andrew> On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 07:00:43AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Andrew Suffield wrote:
>> >For any feature you care to consider, ABSOLUTELY ANY FEATURE YOU HAVE
>> >EVER USED, there exists a platform on which it does not work. That
>> >does not mean you should not write any code.
>> Perhaps you don't choose to do good work, but don't try to persuade others 
>> to do less.

Andrew> Uh, that made no sense at all. Are you saying that you should not
Andrew> write code, because it's not possible to write code that works on
Andrew> every platform?

What he is trying to say (I believe) is that it is not a good habit to
write nonportable code because you are too lazy to even think about
portability, and to try to persuade other to do so as well. The former
is your own problem, while the latter is not.


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