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Re: svn commit: rev 6301 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_client

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-06-20 03:14:59 CEST

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 04:14:10PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 12:18:14AM +0200, Branko ??ibej wrote:
> > Greg Stein wrote:
> > >Ooh... I just love seeing more 'const'.
> > >
> > >Now if we can just convice Guido that const is a Good Thing(tm) ...
> >
> > Aha, and that strict type checking makes sense for scripting languages,
> > too... oh wow... :-)
> Heh. No, I was referring to the interpreter internals. The C
> implementation doesn't use 'const' in any of the APIs or even the internal
> functions. Guido has resisted because of 'const poisoning'. He doesn't want
> to have to take a mad swath through all the code adding const everywhere
> just to get it to compile (again) after beginning to add const.

I recently added a single const to PuTTY and had to change 30 other
files before it would compile again. :-) I think this was a good thing,

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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