Goodbye stsMLXEditor

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Thu Sep 3 04:37:58 CEST 2015


On 09/02/2015 07:10 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> You sent me that a few months ago when I was writing my script and I
> incorporated it.

You don't really expect me to remember things, do you?

>
> Not sure what other things might make it a bad idea,

The tl;dr is that by letting an algorithm declare variables instead of 
doing the work of finding the missing ones manually you're actually 
compounding the problem. It makes it harder to spot the accidental 
errors at runtime.

If you are editing a script and type 'tVar' instead of 'tVar1' you'll 
have a hard time finding the error after tVar1 is legitimized.

-- 
  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com



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