"One does not truly understand passing by reference until he
first does truly not understand it."
Tiell, 2009 A.D.
Neat. Now, enough of that. What I really mean is, that during my development tonight I came across a situation where passing a variable by reference was the obvious course of action. However, I completely forgot to even attempt it. So I sat here thinking about it for nearly three hours. During those three hours, I basically came up with the basic underlying idea of passing a variable by reference. It wasn't until then that I realized, "Oh, that functionality is already built in." This is a reoccurring theme I think. You can spend a lot of time on a great idea, but then come to realize that it has already been developed. It's bittersweet, but much more sweet I think. You can just throw that functionality into your library and move on to the next big thing. Assuming that it too, hasn't already been developed.
C++, my dear old friend. It's good to be back.
Yeah. It was that simple. You don't want to see what I tried to make this work!