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From: Dan W. (danw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-03 11:40:56

Deane Yang wrote:
> In fact, my vote is to have no automatic conversion of units at all.
> I just want the compiler to throw up an error message every time
> it finds an inconsistent use of units. I find that within any given
> module, I always want to use a consistent set of units, even if in
> theory I could use a units library to convert everything automatically
> into a consistent set of units. The use of inconsistent units in
> a single line of code for me is a signal that I have poorly organized
> and error-prone code. Am I the only one that feels this way?

Amen. Probably 80% of all C++ blues originate with automatic
conversions, like between int and float, or int and unsigned int. And I
wish everybody working on libraries would configure their hot-keys to
paste "explicit " on, say, Alt-[space-bar]...

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