Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Jul 17 20:43:57 CEST 2012


Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 17/07/2012 18:29, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> On 7/17/2012 10:23 AM, Lipska the Kat wrote:
>>>
>>>> Well 'type-bondage' is a strange way of thinking about compile time 
>>>> type
>>>> checking and making code easier to read (and therefor debug
>>>
>>> 'type-bondage' is the requirement to restrict function inputs and
>>> output to one declared type, where the type declaration mechanisms are
>>> usually quite limited.
>>>
>>>  >>> def max(a, b):
>>>     if a <= b: return a
>>>     return b
>>
>>
>> Surely you meant 'if a >= b: . . .'
>>
>> No worries, I'm sure your unittests would have caught it.  ;)
>>
>> ~Ethan~
> 
> Wouldn't the compiler have caught it before the unittests? :-)

Silly me, the word processor would have caught it!

~Ethan~



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