[NOTE: I’m not sending this to Dave Ashley or the SDL list, only to you]
Two people want to influence the design of an architecture.
One is clearly concerned with errors always being accurately reported.
The other says thing like
"... he/she can copy the structure to some safe area after each function call"
and demonstrates a lack of understanding of re-entrancy and
"... I don't see myself using this elaborate error stuff anyway. I mean, the SDL function calls I am using can't generate some unexpected error, can they? For example if I call SDL_UpdateRect, what all can go wrong if my coords are within the window?"
demonstrating a lack of concern for errors in general.
Knowing nothing other than the above information about the two
individuals, to whom would you turn to for advice?
Now I’m guessing you sent me Dave’s email because you agree with me,
but you don’t know how to tell Dave this. My question above doesn’t
really help you, but perhaps you can say something like “Over the
years I’ve come to trust Cliff’s judgement.”
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