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> Quick, what does
>         sizeof(object)
> mean?  If you uniformly follow my recommended practice,
>         sizeof object
> indicates that "object" denotes an object, whereas
>         sizeof(object)
> indicates that "object" denotes a type.  The extra
> information contained in the syntax is very useful when
> wading through mountains of source code.  If you instead
> always use parentheses, you lose this visual cue.

Assuming you don't use some other coding style, such as capitalizing
all type names, to make such code clearer.

    sizeof(counter)    // probably an object
    sizeof(Counter)    // probably a type

> I have redirected followups, since this is changing from
> a standards issue to a style issue.

Yes.  I still don't feel I've gotten a definitive reply to my
original post that started this thread.



Sun, 26 Jan 2003 03:00:00 GMT  
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