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Re: Operationalize orthogonality

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:00:21 GMT
Message-ID: <9iDfg.16023$A26.372280@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


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 - 10:00:21 CDT

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