Flying With Python (Strong versus Weak Typing)
snarflemike at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 13 04:23:57 CET 2003
laotseu <bdesth at removethis.free.fr> wrote in message news:<3E6E9E4E.50405 at removethis.free.fr>...
> Second thing :
> Ariane crashed because of a bug in an ADA module. ADA is very strongly
> *and* statically typed.
This is not correct. There was no bug in the software, it performed
exactly as designed. The problem was a combination of brittle design
(single point failure) and improper code reuse. To claim there was a
bug is akin to changing a 5 Amp circuit to a 10 Amp circuit, and then
blaming the 6 Amp fuse when it blows.
> Conclusion : your question doesn't make any sens, and the answer won't
> help you. Choose whatever language seems the most suited for the task,
> and test, test, test, and then test again.
Test, test, test and then test again will, by itself, never be
suitable for safety-critical applications.
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