Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?
kyrie at uh.cu
Thu Jan 15 14:57:17 CET 2009
Quoting Paul Rubin <"http://phr.cx"@NOSPAM.invalid>:
> Luis Zarrabeitia <kyrie at uh.cu> writes:
> > Wait, do you _really_ believe that _static_ checks could prevent problems
> > arising from _unexpected_ conditions in the _data_?
> The data does not arrive from outer space on a magtape stapled to a
> meteor. It comes out of another program. Most of the problems in
> processing it come from mismatches between the processing programs and
> the generation programs. Static checks would help eliminate those
No, copy and paste from the original data structures would eliminate those
mismatches. A compiler checking the reimplementation of said data structres,
whatever the language, has no way of knowing if the structure matches.
Facultad de Matemática y Computación, UH
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