Re: [dev] [RFC] Design of a vim like text editor

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:20 +0200

Ok, this is going to be my last mail in this discussion
(we have a sentence for this in spanish: don't try to teach
play flute to a donkey, because first you waste your
time, and second you disturb the donkey).

> > If you want detect this kind of errors you can apply another techniques,
> > but not the type system. If you have a variable that is a integer count,
> > then the correct type is an integer.
> Are you saying we should not use a tool to help with a problem if it
> is not able to help with every similar problems ?

What part of 'another techniques' you don't understand? Use the
correct tool for this topic, and type system is not the correct
tool here. In fact I cannot remember the last time I had an error
like this you are describing, do you have them usually? maybe you
should change your way of coding and avoid them, or maybe you just
realized you don't have them?

> Oh boy, you don't know much about C++ do you, of course a char* is

Today is one of my happiest days, I just realized that after a lot
of years I am beginning to forgive c++. Thank you for showing it
to me.


Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Wed Sep 17 2014 - 22:34:20 CEST

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