"Strong typing vs. strong testing"

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Sep 28 20:40:19 CEST 2010


On 28/09/2010 19:21, George Neuner wrote:
> On 28 Sep 2010 12:42:40 GMT, Albert van der Horst
> <albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl>  wrote:
>
>> I would say the dimensional checking is underrated. It must be
>> complemented with a hard and fast rule about only using standard
>> (SI) units internally.
>>
>> Oil output internal : m^3/sec
>> Oil output printed:  kbarrels/day
>
> "barrel" is not an SI unit.  And when speaking about oil there isn't
> even a simple conversion.
>
>    42 US gallons  ?  34.9723 imp gal  ?  158.9873 L
>
> [In case those marks don't render, they are meant to be the
> double-tilda sign meaning "approximately equal".]
>
Do you mean:

    42 US gallons  ≈  34.9723 imp gal  ≈  158.9873 l

The post as I received it was encoded as 7-bit us-ascii, so definitely
no double-tilde. This post was encoded as utf-8.



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