Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:15:00 -0700
From: "McDonough, Daniel Mr HQ/SAN" <[log in to unmask]>
Richard Riehle wrote:
This is exactly my point. One problem I have always had with my own
code is running off the end of arrays. This usually caused the progam
to blow up somewhere else. I used to get into endless change, compile,
run, crash - damn - where is that bug? loops. Now, with Ada, I can squash
that bug early. And many more besides...
I believe this situation is an example of the principle of least surprise,
which I attribute to John Goodenough, but I could be wrong on both counts.
-- Karl --