Quotes of the week
Posted Jul 15, 2006 0:51 UTC (Sat) by Tara_Li
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Once upon a time, code documented what variables were expected to be set going in, what variables were going to be set upon return, and since this was in the era of mostly global variables, what variables would be trashed in between. (Ok, I'll admit this was in BASIC, FORTRAN, and Assembler.) But of course, with the rise of the Object-Oriented paradigm, where you're supposed to be able to put *ANYTHING* into the function, and get something sensible out, this was no longer supposed to make sense to do. All these insane levels of abstraction we've gotten into do is hide the bugs.
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