Geek post: Compiled errors

Why doesn’t the compiler differentiate between, “Not all control paths return a value” and “None of the control paths return a value; forget a return statement, dummy?”

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  1. You’re on devdiv. Make it happen! 🙂

  2. Andrew says:

    Oddly enough, I think that, as a company, we’re trying to get out of the habit of referring to our customers as “dummies.”

    Apple already assumes all their customers are hippies and that ours are middle-aged white men with phenomenal senses of humor. Slashdot already assumes that all our customers are mindless drones with no creativity, soul, or intelligence. Least we can do is refrain from calling our customers “dummies.”

    That’s not to say I’m not tempted to make a private build that calls ME a dummy…