Software

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

Python lets programmers redefine initializers at runtime. Don’t do that.

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The C preprocessor lets programmers redefine “true”. Don’t do that.

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Swift lets programmers use very foolish variable names. This may be the lesser sin, but still, don’t do that.

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Given python has a reputation for relatively defect-free code, it’s remarkable how few guards it has for enforcing good code — no type safety, no access modifiers, only enforced indentation.

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