[plt-scheme] Query language for writing SQL commands

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 16 17:53:30 EDT 2007

On Aug 16, 2007, at 5:40 PM, Corey Sweeney wrote:

> I would dispute #2 [compile time errors are better than run-time  
> errors],
> but that would lead into a much larger topic.

You can't possibly dispute this fact.

No producer of any product -- software included -- wouldn't love to
live in a world where errors are discovered immediately and fixed
before that.

You can only dispute the trade-off between the cost it takes to
get error messages at compile time (and the cost of figuring out
how to fix them) vs the cost of just accepting a run-time error.
Since we are all on a Scheme mailing list, I bet that we more or
less are in violent agreement on this cost. (Otherwise we'd be
on the ML or Haskell list or on the Python or ASM one.)

-- Matthias

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