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Re: 122 (v1): types and structures

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David L. Nicol
August 24, 2000 10:42
Re: 122 (v1): types and structures
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Tom Christiansen wrote:

> C type declarations are pretty universally despised.

By whom?

This is news to me.  I have always thought that the C type declaration
is a concise and platform-independent way of declaring a packed
structure, and effectively hiding implementation details (offsets into it)
from the programmer.

What is wrong with them, that makes them despicable?

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