How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

Claude Pache claude.pache at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 18:10:43 UTC 2017


> Le 25 nov. 2017 à 16:03, kai zhu <kaizhu256 at gmail.com> a écrit :
> 
> i disagree.  you can write more maintainable and cleaner code with the
> premise typeof's will never change again (and give a one-time pass for
> symbols), instead of over-engineered paranoid code that it *may*
> change again in the future.
> 

It is the responsibility of the programmer to write *forward-compatible* code, i.e., code that does not make assumptions that are *likely* to break in the future. For instance, one can *reasonably* think that the domain of the `typeof` operator may expand.

Naturally, the programmer should be smart enough in order to make the difference between paranoia and common sense: this is part of the art of programming.

—Claude



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