does lack of type declarations make Python unsafe?
dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Tue Jun 17 20:18:38 CEST 2003
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun, Dave Brueck <dave at pythonapocrypha.com> wrote:
> > Can you clarify what you mean by "source code is always a liability"?
> This is why "YAGNI" is such a powerful principle -- because source code
> without functionality is sheer liability.
Yes, yes, I understand all that. It's just that nobody is disagreeing with
the idea that "less code for the same functionality is good". The
statement "source code is always a liability" is only true in the same
watered down sense that "employees are always a liability" - IOW, you have
to make the definition so broad that it's no longer useful to mention it
and no different than, say, cost minimalization ("don't buy more compiler
licences than we need", "if we can code just as well in smaller offices,
go for it", etc.).
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