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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:

> Actually, you did that - your original claim was about significant
> reductions in code size and complexity [by not handling errors]. I
> have merely continually pointed out that this is a really bad
> tradeoff.

Not handling exceptions at all is only good for prototypes.

> Yes, I'll take the misrendered window over the crashed X server any
> day of the week.

If the silent error results in a graph that is incorrect on the computer
that is monitoring some state of your health in hospital, it may simply
cause your death. I'd rather prefer the developer had his program abort
due to an exception when he was developing it, forcing him to fix the
bug before the program reaches the hospital.


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