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I like maximum compile-time verification, code contracts, quick and "noisy" failures, and strictness in accepted inputs.

"Be lenient in what you accept and discard faulty inputs silently" is the opposite of my programming ideology.

"Trust your colleague to not violate your contracts" is also not about me; in fact I don't even trust myself with "violatable" contracts. Hence I like bullet-proof code whenever at all possible, even if modern languages are a bit lacking in making this possible.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Critic
Mar
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Keep in mind that most of Europe still uses imperial units for aviation, so it's not entirely fair to single out the US like that. It appears to have reached that point where the switch is simply too costly and dangerous for our aviation, so we're stuck with an inferior system for pragmatic reasons... Lucky Russians, they're metric even in aviation.
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
This is not at all an answer to the question asked. All countries were in this position at one point, but most of them managed to get over it, and the US didn't. Why? This question doesn't touch on that at all.
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Editor
Jan
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comment Which recent revolutions resulted in a major redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?
I've deleted my lame examples. Is this still a bad question for this site?
Jan
14
revised Which recent revolutions resulted in a major redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?
deleted the apparently wrong example
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14
comment Which recent revolutions resulted in a major redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?
@SamuelRussell Do you find both parts of that false, or just one? (the "eliminating a class" and the "redistributing wealth")
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asked Which recent revolutions resulted in a major redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?