Francois on Programming – This previous post has stirred some interesting comments and reactions (thank you!). I would like to come back on the “no Hint, no Warning policy” and why I like it, but without the need to be zealot. Why desirable? The analogy with the “no memory leak” continues here. It is useful beyond its natural object (less bugs, less crashes, better quality, better user experience) for exactly the same reason: some kind of broken window theory. When you start with a clean slate and if you do continuous integration or simply compile often when writing your code, it is far easier ...
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