Re: Why are mistakes so important? [Was: Re: Silent overriding of the command (reopened)

From: Les Cargill (
Date: 12/03/03

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    > 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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    Les Cargill

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