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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-04 01:04:43

At Saturday 5/3/2003 10:29 PM, you wrote:
>Rene Rivera wrote:
> > But I know of at least one need for "out" parameters:
> >
> > An asynchronous call that needs to "return" results. But because it's
> > asynch it can't return it as the result of the call.
>Good point. OTOH, can't this be considered an in/out parameter since
>the caller must own the object being set?

No. The compiler must be able to tell whether a use before initialized
condition exists which is one way in which out and in_out are different.

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