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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-27 06:32:07

"Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At Saturday 2004-09-25 05:47, you wrote:
>>"Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > I don't mean to pick on you in particular. I just got tired of
>> > hearing people repeat the "mantra" of "you can subtract two pointers,
>> > but not add them". It's simply NOT true.
>>Well, the nitpicking seems a bit unwarranted since it certainly is
>>true in C++. It all depends on context, doesn't it?
> what's true, you can't add pointers?

In C++, you can't add pointers.

> that's a rule written by some folks that has NO bearing on reality
> as my message showed. A rather pointless rule at that.

Maybe. It doesn't make much sense until you divide by 2 ;-).

> did you actually understand the argument?

Of course.

Dave Abrahams
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