Is Python your only programming language?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Aug 14 18:35:42 CEST 2003


Terry Reedy wrote:
> 
> "Richard Brodie" <R.Brodie at rl.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:bhg9nc$161k at newton.cc.rl.ac.uk...
> > The full text of the [Ariane 5 failure]report is on the web, and
> should be required
> > reading:
> 
> http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/www_plasma/missions/cluster/about_cluster/cluster1/ariane5rep.html
> 
> Having just read this, I second the suggestion.  What the report hints
> at is that the 'root' cause of the failure was pride leading to
> complacency -- a trap most anyone can fall into -- and one which one
> language can completely protect against.

Which one?

Ah, perhaps you meant the "language of humility"?  ;-)

Or maybe you meant "one which *no* language can completely protect against".  :)

-Peter




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