Why no warnings when re-assigning builtin names?
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Tue Aug 16 14:56:08 EDT 2011
On 2011-08-16, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Seebs wrote:
>> The quality of C code I have to deal with has increased dramatically as
>> gcc's aggressive use of warnings has spread.
> With gcc you pay the cost once, with Python you would pay it with every
> run. A linter would be more along the lines of 'pay it once'.
That is a really good point, which I had not considered. I still prefer
to get warnings, but... Hmm.
I wonder whether there's a way to mitigate the cost of these things by
messing with -W settings, such that runtime that wants to be fast can
omit the checks, but the default could still be to, well, prevent likely
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