[Kst] kdeextragear-2/kst/kst

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Wed Mar 16 02:58:25 CET 2005

On Tuesday 15 March 2005 19:39, George Staikos wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 March 2005 19:24, Barth Netterfield wrote:
> > But I don't feel strongly enough to suggest that anyone do anything about
> > it....
>   I'd still like to know how to see this.  That's why the assert() is
> there. 

The point itself is more or less irrelevant, as no-one knows how to trigger 
it, but the general principle may be interesting:  How should the code handle 
'can't imagine how it could happen, and can't see how it would be useful' 
cases like this
i) debugging code + death to see why it happened.
	rational: mystries are bad.  if it happens, its probably a bug
ii) defensive code keep it from dieing here.
	rational: death is bad, and maybe the code can survive the 'odd event'.

I've done both from time to time.  In this case, I like ii....


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