[Haskell-cafe] Poor libraries documentation
Anton van Straaten
anton at appsolutions.com
Thu Jan 31 10:40:16 EST 2008
Henning Thielemann wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Anton van Straaten wrote:
>> Derek Elkins wrote:
>>> Arguably, this
>>> -is- more defensible on a safety/correctness grounds than reading the
>>> documentation. Documentation can be out of date or wrong or right but
>>> the implementation is wrong. So it comes down to a matter of
>> Reading the documentation alone isn't enough from a correctness
>> perspective - you also need to test. As Reagan liked to put it, trust
>> but verify.
> ... wasn't this Lenin?
Reagan didn't invent the phrase, but he used it quite often[*], and
that's where I remember it from. Lenin would presumably have said
"doveryai, no proveryai", an old Russian saying.
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