[Python-3000] unit test for advanced formatting
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 1 03:02:29 CET 2007
> A typical example of what I am talking about here is something like a
> web application server, where you have a "development" mode and a
> "production" mode. In the development mode, you want to find errors as
> quickly as possible, so you enable strict formatting. In production,
> however, you want the server to be as fault-tolerant as possible, so you
> would enable lenient mode.
This seems misguided. There's a difference between being
fault-tolerant and being bug-tolerant. I don't think that
ignoring symptoms of bugs and going on to produce incorrect
results is any more acceptable in a production web server
as it would be in any other environment.
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