The dreaded M-R

Andrew Pimlott andrew at
Tue Jan 31 12:47:54 EST 2006

On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 10:17:57AM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 30 January 2006 21:49, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> > In the present case, people aren't (only) opposing the M-R out of
> > principle, but because they actually use overloaded variable
> > definitions and (at least sometimes) want to leave off the signature.
> >
> > So I don't see how one could claim, as on the wiki, the warning
> > "wouldn't happen much".  I suspect it would happen, and annoy people,
> > and defeat the reason that people want to remove the M-R.
> The assertion that it "wouldn't happen much" is based on the observation
> earlier in this thread that it was actually difficult to write some code
> that illustrated the problem.

This indicates that the warning "wouldn't happen much" _when you want
sharing_.  But it would happen all the time when you don't want sharing,
eg. in the case Malcolm Wallace just posted.


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