T'dr'duzk b'hazg t't

Today was a good day for someone (else's code) to die.

I worked around a major problem (and, as far as I can tell, a specification violation) in a third party's software.

I helped track down, identify, and kill a leak in our own code.

And, to top it off, I ended up digging through the C++ spec to try and understand why the compiler happy to use a static const int member from a class on one line, but decided to complain that the same value was "undefined" a few lines later [1].

It.  Was.  GLORIOUS.

Seriously.  Any day that gives you an excuse to grunge through the C++ spec is a good day.

[1] For the C++ geeks in the audience, here's an example of the what I was seeing:

$ cat -n main.cc 
     1  template T min(const T& l, const T& r) {
     2      return ((l < r) ? r : l);
     3  }
     5  struct A {
     6      static const int X = 1;
     7  };
     9  int main(int argc, char** argv) {
    10      int x = A::X;
    11      return min(0, A::X);
    12  }

$ g++ -g main.cc
/var/tmp//ccLpbLY5.o(.text+0x22): In function `main':
/home/samrobb/main.cc:11: undefined reference to `A::X'

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