Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at
Sun Jan 18 16:53:48 CET 2009

Russ P. a écrit :
> On Jan 17, 11:49 am, Bruno Desthuilliers
> <bdesth.quelquech... at> wrote:
>> Please educate yourself and learn about why Ariane 5 crashed on it's
>> first flight, due to an error in a module written in ADA (which is such
>> a psychorigid language that C++ and Java are even looser than Javascript
>> in comparison). Perhaps will it light a bulb for you.
> The claim here regarding the Ariane 5 failure is one of those urban
> myths that refuses to die.

You failed the test. Sorry.

> It has been refuted over and over

What has been refuted exactly ?

> (including on this thread already), but I would just like to add
> something in defense of Ada.
> Studies have found that Ada reduces both bugs and long-term
> development costs by something like a factor of two compared to C.

This _might_ (or not - there are too many variables to get any 
scientific certitudes here) be true. But that was not the point. See my 
other posts here for more about it.

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