Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
On 22-Feb-04, 16:31 (CST), Florent Rougon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
Not really. There is a large class of errors that are due to the program
running in circumstances and situations that weren't tested, and these
errors aren't going to show up until it reaches the field.
The other thing is that you and Andrew are talking passed each other.
There are lots of errors of a severity such that it's better that the
daemon ignore the eroor and continue onward rather than exit or crash
*when the error occurs in the field*. As an extreme case, consider an
error in a call to syslog(). What can the daemon do? Log it? But exiting
is hardly justified.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net