passing POD by value with const qualifiers. Silly or not?
Woebbeking at kde.org
Fri Feb 22 20:27:43 GMT 2008
On Friday 22 February 2008, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM, André Wöbbeking <Woebbeking at kde.org>
> > On Friday 22 February 2008, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 2:41 PM, André Wöbbeking
> > > <Woebbeking at kde.org>
> > wrote:
> > > > As I wrote before, it isn't useful in the API.
> > >
> > > It is not useful at all, anywhere. What does it do ?
> > Well, in the implementation you can't change the parameter by
> > mistake (I mean the local copy here, not the callers one). I prefer
> > const for variables that don't change.
> And if you change it (intentionally or not), what happens ? Anything
If you change something not intentionally I'd probably call it a bug.
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