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Be careful!

Wise words. When I first posted this, I thought about adding some sort of note of caution about the aliasing, or just avoiding it altogether in the pseudo-code, but desisted because of concerns about minimizing changes to the OPed code and about brevity. The approaches here and here that entirely avoid aliasing are much better: an aliasing bug, if it manifests, can be a really nasty critter to deal with!


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Re^5: naming anonymous subroutines inner variables
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
    an aliasing bug, if it manifests, can be a really nasty critter to deal with!

    Indeed. I remember vividly several days and nights trying to track one such down whilst under pressure to complete. Not nice.

    The other side is that used with knowledge, caution and clear commentary warning, it can be an extremely powerful technique.


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      ... used with knowledge ..., it can be an extremely powerful technique.

      With great power comes great responsibility — and perhaps a few sleepless nights!


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