Re: Why are mistakes so important? [Was: Re: Silent overriding of the command (reopened)
From: Les Cargill (lcargill_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 14:30:10 GMT
> According to Melissa Schrumpf <reverse-comDOTyahooATm_schrumpf@bogus.address>:
> :Yes, that's what we need: a programming language where it's impossible to
> :make mistakes.
> I really am confused why we would be arguing that a language should encourage
> program crashes, data loss, security holes, and all the other mistakes
> that developers make...
"Encourage" is not the negation of "makes it impossible". "Makes it
possible" is much closer.
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