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Re: [vox-tech] C - passing chars and pointer to chars
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Re: [vox-tech] C - passing chars and pointer to chars

On Sunday 04 June 2006 13:58, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 09:57:18AM -0500, Ken Bloom wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 June 2006 09:05, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > On Sat 03 Jun 06, 10:27 PM, Ken Bloom <kbloom@gmail.com> said:
> > > > Cue, the **Fundemental axiom of the C++ type system**, stated
> > > > as follows:
> > > >   A* is automaitcally convertable to B* if and only if A is a
> > > > B. (Likewise for pass by reference).
> > > >
> > > > (this is my own generalization though, and there may actually
> > > > be exceptions)
> > >
> > > Although this was interesting to read, it doesn't say much other
> > > than to restate my observation in a more sophisticated way.
> >
> > IMO, all that matters is that the axiom is the reason.
> Except the axiom is rather far from the truth, only an ideal.
> C++ is more strongly typed than C. I am not a language theorist, but
> I believe it is still not considered "strongly typed".
> The ability to silently convert from int to char (your compiler might
> actually complain about it in some circumstances: a compiler is
> allowed to complain about whatever the hell it wants, but there's no
> requirement to here, and in most cases, it won't) illustrates one
> exception, certainly.

That's not an IS_A relationship. That's automatic conversion.


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