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Re: Disabling optimization

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: Disabling optimization
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:30:01 +0000
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On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 05:07:48PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

It's certainly not a good habit to write lousy code because you're too
lazy to consider which platforms your application is going to run on,
or to persuade other people to write lousy code because your platform
is crippled.

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