Re: Operationalize orthogonality

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:00:21 GMT
Message-ID: <9iDfg.16023$>

Marshall wrote:
> 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.

Which is also the general principle of Tony D's reply to Pickie's post about representing booleans as numbers and strings. Is it not? Received on Thu Jun 01 2006 - 17:00:21 CEST

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