Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Any experienced programmer knows that it is better to not crash than
> to crash. You really shouldn't be using IDG's "for dummies" series,
> it's not very good.
The point is that with exceptions, the program will usually crash when
the developer is testing it, whereas a silent error can remain unseen
until the software is put at real use. In the first case, with a useful
crash (like Python's default exception handling), the bug will be fixed
*before* the software is used whereas in the other case, the bug will
cause damages in real life and will take ages (probably an infinite
time) to be fixed because its silent nature makes it very difficult to
But it is very clear now that you don't want to (or cannot) understand.
End Of Thread for me.