Re: Operationalize orthogonality

From: Marshall <>
Date: 1 Jun 2006 07:10:18 -0700
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Bob Badour wrote:


> He fought with his code for days until I pointed out the reversed '+=',
> and then it took me a half hour to convince him it didn't require a bug
> in the compiler to treat his code as syntactically correct.

Nice anecdote.

The general principle that I derive from your story is that implicit conversions undermine the value of static type checking.

Marshall Received on Thu Jun 01 2006 - 16:10:18 CEST

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