lclint-interest message 100

From Wed Sep  4 19:16:15 1996
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 16:34:42 -0500 (CDT)
From: Peter Seebach 
Subject: Re: C Traps and Pitfalls

(Slight topic drift...)

Once, a newbie who was confused by an example of dangerous code in
C Traps and Pitfalls posted it to comp.lang.c, with the
explanation "the author says this _will_ loop forever" (emphasis mine)
rather than "may loop forever".  I think it's a testimony to the
importance of Koenig's work that he got more than 20 responses,
and the resulting thread lasted for more than a week, *despite* the
fact that I was posting as fast as I could explaining what the original
context was.


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