[mercury-users] Error detection rate in Mercury vs Other Languages (esp C++ and Python)

Charles Shuller charles.shuller at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 05:10:42 AEDT 2011

Hey Mark,

On 12/5/2011 5:46 AM, Mark Brown wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> On 30-Nov-2011, Charles Shuller <charles.shuller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm curious if anyone can share their impressions, or references to
>> peer-reviewed papers, on the rate of error detection by the Mercury
>> compiler versus other compilers or run-times/interpreters.
> You can try a bit of a thought experiment with any language you know.

Unfortunately, I don't really know Mercury well enough to keep it
constrained to just a "thought" experiment :)

I am, however, informally logging when I find a bug that the compiler
didn't find, and authoring the same simple programs in Mercury, Python,
and C++.


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