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Re: What is the value of conformance? (was RE: <font color="blue"> (was ISSUE-32))

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:52:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4A32DC34.4090908@mit.edu>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
CC: public-html@w3.org
John Foliot wrote:
> In a perfect world, critical fail is that - critical (if your C+ code is
> not conformant, when you go to compile, what happens?) 

About half the time, your compiler gives you a warning and compiles it 
anyway.  And then either it misbehaves or doesn't compile on a different 
compiler...

C++ compilers have been trying to tighten things up, but they also have 
various modes where they'll let non-conformant code sorta work (e.g. by 
disabling certain optimizations).

Or was that meant to be a rhetorical question?

-Boris
Received on Friday, 12 June 2009 22:57:33 GMT

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