The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, February 09, 2015

I just kind of wish Lua could catch these types of bugs automatically like a C compiler can

Another day, another bug in “Project: Sippy-Cup.” This time a simple typo, the type of typo that a compiler would have caught before the code was checked in. And it's the type of bug that is the most prevalent in my code.

I'm beginning to see why unit testing is so popular with the scripting/dynamic languages—they catch the types of bugs that compilers of static languages already catch.

On the down side, unit testing ensures that I get to play “compiler” far more often than I care to …

Sigh.

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