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Re: [wg14/wg21 liaison] #once proposal

From: Ville Voutilainen <ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2022 22:58:20 +0200
On Thu, 3 Feb 2022 at 22:51, Zhihao Yuan <zy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at 12:03 PM, Ville Voutilainen via Liaison <liaison_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > So no - it's not widely used everywhere, there are quite a few
> > software houses where its use is completely banned,
> > because it doesn't work.
> "Some software houses completely banned X
> so we shouldn't standardize X" sounds
> like... Some software houses completely
> banned malloc so we shouldn't standardize
> malloc -- because it doesn't work.

I'm yet to hear about an actual software house that has banned malloc
for such reasons as depicted in this
hypothetical but false analogy. They ban it because they can't afford
it, not because it causes their programs to be miscompiled.

Received on 2022-02-03 20:58:32