Posted Apr 23, 2012 9:48 UTC (Mon) by mpr22
In reply to: Not Again
Parent article: PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
With regard to your first sentence: because people want to be able to compile programs which contain functions that perform arithmetic on signed integers, and the results of signed integer arithmetic overflow may be outside the implementation's reasonable ability to control. (Unsigned integer arithmetic, on the other hand, has strictly-defined overflow behaviour summarized as (UINT_MAX + 1) == 0)
With regard to your second sentence: given a contradiction, everything is true.
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