On 21 May 2011 18:42, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Peter Lind <peter.e.l...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 21 May 2011 18:26, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
>> *snip*
>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_programming
>> > You do things your way and I'll do things my way. Best of luck to you.
>> Thank you for your condescending tone. Best of luck to you too.
> It is regrettable if you took offence, but I stand by my tone. I've cleaned
> up too many messes over the years that were caused by careless (and in some
> cases incompetent) assumptions that I have little time for anyone who
> doesn't see the value in expecting the unexpected.

Yet you assume that I have no experience, have never cleaned up messes
after others, and generally have no clue what I'm talking about. At no
point did I state that I see no value in expecting the unexpected or
that I disagree with defensive programming. What I did state is that I
prefer clearing up any unclear areas and remove assumptions - if I end
up spending most of my time doing defensive programming because I
haven't cleared up the specifications with the client, then I have
done a very poor job.

Anyway, I doubt there's much point in continuing the conversation -
you seem to have a set worldview and it appears that my role in it is
the same regardless of what I state from here on out.

So: best of luck to you.


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