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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests

J.D. Smith (jdsmith@astro.cornell.edu) writes:

>  I have sensed some great hesitation over 
> the use of pointers for complex data structures.  

Uh, have you mentioned the word "objects" lately? Uh, oh. 
You just did. :-(

> This doesn't even go into the inherited data members.

Please, JD, it is not even close to Halloween.
> The deepest reference is in 2f. and goes something like 
> *(*(*self.DR)[i].HEADER)[j]
> which may frighten you, but I assure you after a bit of practice and review of
> the (unwritten) precedence of "*", is quite tractable.

I actually think the precedence thing *is* written down...
somewhere. You just have to be an extremely lucky cultural
anthropologist to discover it. :-)

> Happy pointering.




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