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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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Stefan_Lang9-Mar-20 21:32
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Unfortunately, new creates an object on the heap, and it does return a pointer. That corresponds to the left hand side. Also, it's not obvious to the compiler to understand what you intended. If you had constructed a class instance instead, it would be quite reasonable. While creating an integral type on the heap is quite unusual, it might still make sense if that code is part of a template implementation:
template <class T>
T* copy(T& const source) {
    return  new T(source);
}

This code works for any kind of class, but also for integral types. So why should the compiler complain?

However, the crux of the problem is that C/C++ treat {addreess to first element of array} the same as {address of object}. It doesn't differentiate the two, and that is why your assignment doesn't even raise a warning.
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)

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GeneralWonderful: For those of you that want to teach yourself more advanced CS concepts Pin
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GeneralThis Definitely Falls into the Wonderful Camp Pin
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GeneralVisual Studio 2019 and the Weird, Wonderful Nonbreaking Space Pin
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