Call for opinions: attribute defaults and renaming "flexible"

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Sep 5 23:23:23 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:48 PM, Ingvar von Schoultz
<ingvar-v-s at> wrote:
> If making exceptions seems too inconsistent, consider that
> the silent failure matters only very little on these objects
> since users aren't developing them. It's completely different
> and much more serious when we're dealing with objects that
> the user is working on all the time, building complicated
> structures that change daily. Then you really need information
> early when things go wrong at some point hidden somewhere
> deep inside the structure.
> All the costs and considerations are completely different,
> so consistency would be the wrong ideal here.

So use strict mode; that's the kind of thing it's for.


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