Re: Pass by ref vs. value

From: Wolfie (bgbdwolf_at_gte.net)
Date: 05/18/04


Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 21:07:29 GMT

Francis Glassborow wrote:

> But unlike C, the novice does not have to learn all those tricky bits
> of C++. String handling is the classic example but there are many
> others.

No, but they've got to learn a bunch of other stuff instead -- objects,
etc.

C's a very small language; it's not at all difficult to learn the
*language*
itself. Learning what to *do* with the language and learning the common
pitfalls -- in short, mastering the language -- can take quite a while
longer
and is orders of magnitude more difficult.