Python handles globals badly.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 13 00:07:45 CEST 2015


On 12/09/2015 17:24, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2015 03:35:00 +0100, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
> declaimed the following:
>
>>
>> Ada took over from CORAL in the UK, at least in military projects.  It
>> was also used in the aircraft industry. My old work mates tell me that
>> its completely died a death, to be replaced by C++.  Someone please
>> remind me never to fly again.
>
> 	Still used on some of the boxes being made... (I've just spent a month
> investigating problem reports for a software release).
>
> 	Granted, that's an Ada 83 cross compiler running on VAX/VMS itself
> running on a Windows server box with an emulator. It would cost way too
> much money to try to recompile with, say, GNAT Pro -- as the entire suite
> (including the compiler) would have to be recertified for airworthiness.
>

Having seen the comments on this thread I think some of the participants 
need to be recertified for programmerworthiness.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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