July 30, 1999

A Reference to a Reference is Illegal

What is wrong with this code snippet? #include #include using std::string;using std::list;class Node {/*..*/};int main(){ list ln; //error} If you try to compile this example, your compiler will issue numerous

Random Integers Over an Integer Interval

The java.util.Random class has a public int nextInt() method that returns a randomly selected integer, but there is no innate method in that class to create a random number over

Reporting an Error During Object’s Construction

Constructors have no return value (not even void). Therefore, you have to use alternative techniques of reporting errors during object’s construction. There are three common techniques of reporting such errors.

Find Text Between Two Strings

This function is useful for returning a portion of a string between two points in the string. You could, for example, extract a range name returned by Excel found between

Repeat Performance

A simple loop through your main string lets you count the occurrences of a specified character or string. This function is useful for determining if enough commas appear in your