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#ActualCornstalks

Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

C++ programmers tell me the above is crazy and I should have made C++ classes for inner and outer, and then used boost smart pointers.  At work I program how I'm supposed to program to get things done.  At home, I program for fun, whatever way I want.

If you were programming in C++, I might say they have a point. But if you're programming in C then they're clearly crazy for such suggestions smile.png

But to add to the discussion, I think some of the people have made excellent points. I won't repeat everything. I've primarily found knowing assembly useful when debugging release applications (where I haven't been able to reproduce bugs in debug builds), which has been really helpful to me. It doesn't happen a lot, but when it does... well, somebody has to get their hands dirty.

#2Cornstalks

Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

C++ programmers tell me the above is crazy and I should have made C++ classes for inner and outer, and then used boost smart pointers.  At work I program how I'm supposed to program to get things done.  At home, I program for fun, whatever way I want.

If you were programming in C++, I might say they have a point. But if you're programming in C then they're clearly crazy for such suggestions smile.png

But to add to the discussion, I think some of the people have made excellent points. I won't repeat everything. I've primarily found knowing assembly useful when debugging release applications (where I haven't been able to reproduce bugs in debug builds), which has been really helpful to me.

#1Cornstalks

Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

C++ programmers tell me the above is crazy and I should have made C++ classes for inner and outer, and then used boost smart pointers.  At work I program how I'm supposed to program to get things done.  At home, I program for fun, whatever way I want.

If you were programming in C++, I might say they have a point. But if you're programming in C then they're clearly crazy for such suggestions smile.png

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