Names for small functions: just say no... Re: Data.List.join
jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 10 10:48:40 EST 2006
On 2006-11-10 at 01:13PST "Jason Dagit" wrote:
> To further belabor the point...In the linux kernel they
> almost exactly do what Jon was pointing out as a
> dismissable solution.
See my response to Udo for how I cocked up my "obviously
dismissable example". But I can't resist responding to this
> In the linux kernel they do it for the kernel's data
> structures. You can find macros galore for manipulating
> lists and iterating over them.
I hope we're all agreed that using macros as a means of
making code safer is like trying to mend the foundations of
a skyscraper with string and sealing-wax.
Jón Fairbairn Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
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