C++ is the spawn of satan

however, this does work:

#include <iostream>

template<int size>
struct ptrsize

template<> struct ptrsize<4>
        typedef int int_t;
        typedef unsigned int uint_t;

template<> struct ptrsize<8>
        typedef long long int_t;
        typedef unsigned long long uint_t;

typedef ptrsize<sizeof(void*)>::int_t ptrint_t;
typedef ptrsize<sizeof(void*)>::uint_t ptruint_t;

int main(int ac, char **av)
        ptrint_t i = 5;
        std::cout << i << ", " << sizeof(i) << std::endl;
        return 0;
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One Response to C++ is the spawn of satan

  1. Keith says:

    In the discussion between you and I that spawned this, its not even C++ being evil that is the problem. Its the craptastic C API I’m programming against that has a generic void* argument that can be a pointer sometimes and an integer other times. Maybe 15 years ago that seemed like a good idea, but, dammit, just make two function calls or something. Oh wait, no function overloading in C.

    Its C that is satan…which I guess, you’re right, make C++ the span of Satan.

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