Re: dynamic_cast does not work as specified
On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:37:56 -0500, Joseph M. Newcomer
Thanks. That's a reasonable price. The last time I looked, it was something over $150,
which is deeply offensive (I believe that all standards should be protected under
something like Creative Commons. For example, IEEE pays nothing to standards committees,
they are all volunteer and usually funded by the employers of the volunteers, but then
IEEE charges outrageous amounts of money for the machine-readable copies of the volunteer
effort, just because they are IEEE. One of the reasons, thirty years ago, I refused to
become an IEEE member)
Herb Schildt wrote a book that was an annotated copy of the C Standard, and
people used to buy it just to get a cheap copy of the C Standard. No prizes
for guessing what the standard advice was for the annotations, though.
At least this 2003 edition of the C++ Standard supports copying to the
clipboard. The 1998 version cost only $18 but disabled the Copy feature.
One thing that continues to aggravate about PDF is that Adobe Reader is
really stupid about setting and remembering zoom. For example, even though
I've set "Fit Width" in Preferences, it starts off with the pages too wide
for the window. After I explicitly choose Fit Width from the toolbar, when
I change pages, it reverts to the original too-wide setting. Every time. If
anyone knows how to fix this, I'd love to hear about it.
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