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C++ Habits

Monday, April 18, 2005

I came to the conclusion this week that I have at least one C++ habit I can’t kick. When I want to check an object reference for null, my fingers automatically type:

Widget woo = GetWidgetFromSomewhere();



    // …


     Error: Cannot implicitly convert Widget to bool.

After five years of working together, the compiler still doesn’t understand me.