[Haskell-cafe] let and fixed point operator
byorgey at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 13:28:39 EDT 2007
> It's really maddening to write 50,000 lines of code, eventually get it
> to compile, run it, and have the program lock up and start consuming so
> much virtual memory that the entire PC becomes unstable within seconds.
(This isn't helped by the fact that Ctrl+C doesn't seem to make either
> GHCi or GHC-compiled programs halt...) Now you have 50,000 lines of
> otherwise untested code, and there's a bug within it *somewhere*... good
Well, this is why you should test your program in bits and pieces before you
get to that point. Writing 50,000 LOC before you even run your first test
is a horrible idea in any programming language.
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