[m-dev.] On the addition of assertions

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Aug 25 17:44:34 AEST 1999

On 25-Aug-1999, Peter Ross <petdr at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 24-Aug-1999, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > For proper uses of assertions, the assertion should be true universally,
> > not true in some modules and false in others.  So that's not an issue
> > for proper uses of assertions.
> Agreed.  However it is possible using the first of these proposals for
> assertions to be used inappropiately and for them, arguably, not to do
> what the programmer expected.
> That IMHO is a problem.

You are right.  But I think it is one that can and should be solved
by appropriate documentation and education.


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