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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Solaris bus error?
Date Fri, 26 Jun 1998 21:06:22 GMT
They deserve to be shot then :)

As well as most programmers... look at any kernel source, for example,
and it'll be full of stuff like "this should never happen" etc...

Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > 
> > All I'm saying is that it's common, recommended, taught and safe
> > practise to handle such "impossible" cases, esp when it's so simple.
> > That's not ignoring your point of, if it does fix something, then
> > we have a more serious problem.
> 
> No, no! Never handle a case that should not occur! That just hides bugs.
> 
> > Of course, I tend to think of such people as K&R as experts, so maybe
> > I'm showing my prejudice and age here :) :)
> 
> If K&R recommend this kind of thing, they deserve to be shot.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.
> 
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