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PCH magic numbers
- From: Phil Edwards <phil at jaj dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 22:19:05 -0400
- Subject: PCH magic numbers
How are the 3 characters at the end of the magic string to be interpreted?
3-digit decimal number, 2-digit hex with a leading zero, ...? Do the digits
have categories like SMTP response codes, or do they just go from 000 to 999?
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
- Brian W. Kernighan