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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:

> And yet in the real world, it's the kind that gets left unfixed, while
> the latter kind does not. Resulting in a lot of code that crashes and
> burns for things that really didn't matter. I'd rather have a daemon
> silently ignore an error than die for a non-error.

I would be ROTFL if you were not a Debian developer (how the hell was it
possible in the first place?).

Any sane programmer knows that silent errors are the worst thing they
can face, because you don't know precisely when they happen (by
definition, since they are silent), but the program is malfunctioning,
or breaks other software while it is very difficult to find the cause;
because it is indirect; because the program didn't abort when the error
took place; because you are unable to reproduce the bug.

Go get a "Programming for dummies" book or something like that and stop
wasting everyone's time.


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