[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  Documentation can be out of date or wrong or right but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
>>> trust/convincing.
>> 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.

[*] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust,_but_Verify

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