Not to mention jQuery (but that could be it’s own post).
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I was in the process of basically rewriting a good chunk of a function last night, and I had trimmed the number of accepted arguments while forgetting to update the call. When I found the err of my ways, I was surprised to learn an error message had not been thrown the whole time the call was flawed. I was not referencing any of the now-replaced parameters, but I still would have expected a message to be raised. I mean, when I am coding in Python, such a mistake throws an error and stops the entire program. Not here! Everything went right along, no message given, no breaks halting the process, nothing seemed to be broken (at least nothing that was not already a mess :P).
typeof challenge is what drew me to programming a year ago last month (yes, hard to believe it has been almost a year since I start programming). 🙂
The video can be seen at destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat. I really do thing you will like it. 😀