“I do not think that word…

…means what you think it means.”
— Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

I’ve often had discussions with programmers about the subtleties of the language. They believe they understand what a language keyword is supposed to do, and use it that way — but they’re often mistaken, or not fully informed.

I’ve started a list of C and C++ keywords that have subtle differences from the “common” understanding of their usage. I expect to add more: please add your suggestions below.

By John Adriaan

John has been working on computers for longer than they've existed... I mean, for longer than they've been connected to the Internet.

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