Flying With Python (Strong versus Weak Typing)

Brad Clements bkc at Murkworks.com
Wed Mar 12 00:07:06 CET 2003


Uh, excuse me.. We said "replace your magnetos with a solid-state electronic
ignition running (insert lang here)"

Now, does that change your mind?

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"lynx" <none at of.your.business> wrote in message
news:pan.2003.03.11.17.07.09.865575 at of.your.business...
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 21:02:34 +0000, Hasoob  ahs wrote:
>
> > In an interview at http://www.artima.com/intv/strongweak4.html Guido
> > van Rossum was asked if "he would be comfortable enough with the
> > robustness of Python systems to fly on an airplane in which ALL the
> > control software was written in Python". Guido's answer was clear but
> > I would like to hear from other Python programmers.
>
> i know something about your average civilian airplane, and how hard/easy
> it is to control even if it were to lose most of its electronics. i'd be
> comfortable, yes.
>
> i've also read some stories about what sort of certification process
> avionics software has to go through, and what sort of development
> processes and documentation demands are placed on such; i think i might be
> comfortable flying even were the plane programmed in QBasic.
> well, under VFR conditions, anyway. ;-)
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