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This isn't either/or. Phase in such changes instead!
Posted Nov 11, 2010 19:40 UTC (Thu) by sgros (subscriber, #36440)
There are so many broken programs because someone tested something in a specific environment and it happened to work in that particular case and that test finishes with the broad conclusion it will always work.
Network is another example. I heard people, writing networking code that directly accesses Ethernet, claim that frames smaller than 46 octets are perfectly OK. Yes, they are, until some user starts using that code in different environment that is strict with respect to specs.
In the end, I'm not for helping bad programs and lazy programmers (lazy in negative, not positive sense!)
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