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Compiler Pessimism


<bq source="The Old New Thing" author="Raymond Chen" href="">In practice, nearly everything you write is potentially dependent upon the order of evaluation, but in practice it isn't because you are not a nincompoop.</bq> He completes the thought with <iq>[b]ut the compiler doesn't know that. The compiler must adhere to the letter of the language standard, because it has to compile insane code as well as sane code.</iq>