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Wed Sep 19 21:28:39 BST 2007
On 19 Sep 2007, at 20:48, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Early C++ compilers were basically preprocessors that output
> C code and fed it to a C compiler. Some of the generated code was
> magnificent. And some of it was buggy, and needed to be sent through
> intermediary filters to fix it.
I have, fortunately, not encountered any of that. I did poke at C++
pre-STL and it sucked hard vacuum.
> Ah, happy days.
They were happy days indeed, being days before I'd seen the horrors
> Are you talking about that? Or did you manage to reinvent c++filt?
No, it's something slightly different. It's basically a colorgcc-
alike that attempts to parse all the stuff that g++ barfs out when
there's a compilation error and tries to compact and summarise it so
I can find the broken line of code without seeing all the tentacled
internals of the STL.
Go on, have a good laugh at my terrible early Perl code:
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