Message from discussion "Strong typing vs. strong testing"
From: TheFlyingDutchman <zzbba...@aol.com>
Subject: Re: "Strong typing vs. strong testing"
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:55:52 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 13, 1:28=A0am, Uno <merrilljen...@q.com> wrote:
> TheFlyingDutchman wrote:
> >>> is that when execution halts, they normally give a call
> >>> stack and usually a good reason for why things couldn't continue. As
> >>> opposed to compiled languages which present you with a blank screen
> >>> and force you to - fire up a debugger, or much much worse, look at a
> >>> core dump - to try and discern all the information the interpreter
> >>> presents to you immediately.
> >> Theorically, a compiler for a static programming language has even mor=
> >> information about the program, so it should be able to produce even
> >> better backtrace in case of problem...
> > I guess compilers put the information necessary for a backtrace at
> > program termination in the executable if you specify the DEBUG option.
> > But what code is in control at that point that would be able to print
> > out a call stack? I am talking about a compiler that generates object
> > code that is executed by the hardware and OS, not a compiler that
> > makes instructions for a virtual machine.
> I thought I was the flying dutchman. =A0Casey den Hollander is my good
> friend, und ik snakk et ooch! =A0Tja.
> Uno- Hide quoted text -
I thought maybe this - "und ik snakk et ooch! Tja:" was in Dutch, but
Yahoo! Babelfish translates it to English as "und I snakk et ooch!
Tja", which leads me to believe you are posting after several hours in
an Amsterdam Cannabis House with a wireless connection. Nonetheless, I
would be willing to change my nickname for 10 Euro's and directions to
the best Amsterdam "coffee shop".