[PATCH] setup.exe: Stop NetIO_HTTP from treating entire stream as a header

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu Oct 25 04:47:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, 2001-11-28 at 11:21, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> So, my new internal rule is that the above is ok but foo != 0 is
> >> "wrong".
> >
> >Why? I parse (foo) and if (foo != 0) are the same IFF foo is a simple
> >type (which includes pointers to objects). if (foo != NULL) is the same
> >as these two IFF foo is a pointer to an object. So NULL is a special
> >case, and thats useful in C, with it's relatively weak type checking.
> >C++ however has much stronger type checking, so I don't see the value in
> >a manual extra check like that. 
> Why?  For the reasons that both Gary and I mentioned.  It's self
> documenting?

Granted. I don't really care, I made a single comment and have been
responding ever since. Forget it. Use whichever syntax you like.
> >> When I test a character, I use c != '\0' and when I test a floating
> >> point value, I do f != 0.0.
> >
> >Which is wrong BTW. To test floating point you want (abs (f) > confidence). 
> Are you really so desne as to miss my point?  Apparently so.

Ha! flamebait.

What was your point? That in C++ one should write all equality
comparisons as foo == or foo != zerovaluedvariableofthesametype for

Fine. I don't have a problem with that - although there are corner

I _ONLY_ had an issue with NULL vs 0.


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