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Re: Frivolous function names

by buckaduck (Chaplain)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 01:21 UTC ( #129765=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Frivolous function names

I used to have a summer intern who was very talented, except that nearly every program she wrote was named after one of her cats. Most of the variables and function names were things like "meow" and "purr". Every now and then when I'm debugging her code, I call her on the phone and let out a primal scream.

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[tye]: I get an error string but no reason and no context. Like die "Could not read file.\n" but with a stack trace where all of the useful context is stripped.
[thezip]: Heya tye!
[tye]: hey, thezip!
[RonW]: Hi, tye, thezip
[RonW]: I see useless errors liek that from Perl programs, too.
[tye]: well, you certainly don't see strack traces with all of the values removed from Perl.
[thezip]: Howdy RonW. Not in *my* logfiles you won't!
[tye]: and I never claimed anything about 100% on either side.
[RonW]: Presumably because the coders didn't realize that die and warn will append line number and file when the message strings doesn'r end with a line terminator
[tye]: And these are popular and not new python projects.

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