[Python-ideas] Simplicity of C (was why is design-by-contracts not widely)

Hugh Fisher hugo.fisher at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 19:50:27 EDT 2018

> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 02:45:06 +1000
> From: Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>
> To: python-ideas at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] Why is design-by-contracts not widely
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> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 09:59:53PM +1000, Hugh Fisher wrote:
> > C and Python (currently) are known as simple languages.
> o_O
> That's a usage of "simple" I haven't come across before. Especially in
> the case of C, which is a minefield of *intentionally* underspecified
> behaviour which makes it near to impossible for the developer to tell
> what a piece of syntactically legal C code will actually do in practice.

Oh FFS. You couldn't make the effort to read the very next sentence,
let alone the next paragraph, before responding?


        Hugh Fisher

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