Re: Public virtual harmful? (was Re: Testing Program Question)

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:26:17 +0100
* Leigh Johnston:

The article which brought the idea into mainstream programming
is, by Herb Sutter.

Do you have any evidence that this idea is in the "mainstream" and not
just the personal viewpoint of a select group of individuals including
yourself? You seem to like name dropping, I believe Scott Meyers
disagreed with Herb Sutter on this.

Hey, this not [comp.lang.scriptlanguage]. James has /never/ used an authority
argument as long as I can remember. It's just that when it's a matter of
judgement for large scale development, then the people that one knows about
advancing the state of the art are bound to be known, it's sort of self evident
that it must be so.

Perhaps not self evident: somewhere else, I don't recall if it was in this
thread (probably it was), you checked up on your own argument when discussing
things with me, and found inline code in the Microsoft COM IUnknown interface. I
thought that was pretty decent of you to tell in public! But you may not be
aware that it's fairly recent code, and that Herb most likely was chief
architect of the Visual C++ team at the time that that code was introduced.

I'm suspecting a connection... ;-)


- Alf

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