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kazinator · 2019-07-02 · Original thread
You can easily obtain convenient fat pointers with like the the 1990 dialect of C++ described here:

pjmlp · 2013-11-25 · Original thread
Another good read are The Annotated C++ Reference Manual[1] and The Design and Evolution of C++[1].

They help understand all design compromises that were done to keep compatibility with C, which is was part of what brought C++ into the mainstream, but also the main cause of many of its warts.



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