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Re^2: Interesting read: "Why I use perl and still hate dynamic language weenies too"

by ikegami (Pope)
on Apr 17, 2007 at 21:10 UTC ( #610649=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Interesting read: "Why I use perl and still hate dynamic language weenies too"
in thread Interesting read: "Why I use perl and still hate dynamic language weenies too"

The false-positive rate is high enough that programmers are likely to treat all type errors as annoyances.

I recently worked with Watcom C, where -w4 doesn't enable "W130 Possible loss of precision", defined as follows:

This warning indicates that you may be converting a argument of one size to another, different size. For instance, you may be losing precision by passing a long argument to a function that takes a short.

The warning needs to be explicitly enabled using -wce=130! Even the compiler is treating the type error as an annoyance!

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