#28daysoftshirts – Day 19 Old Timey arguments

A hope for a generation

So there was a moment maybe 10+ years ago where programmers were arguing a lot about implicit vs. explicit variable definition. While I programmed in a language that had implicit definition, I definitely had a bunch of moments where I suffered because what I thought was a string was actually a one value array, etc. So I was a fan of, you know, saying what you expected your variable to hold and have it hold only that thing you said it would.

I often question my programmer cred (see also: coding a language that tolerated not knowing whether a variable was a string or an array). But I still have opinions.

Color: Black
Fabric: Stiff
Text: Declare Variables, Not War.

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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