fixing symptoms / not problems

fixing symptoms / not problems

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    Walter Doekes
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Some people seem to think that fixing the symptom is fixing the problem.

import random

def return_one_of(list):
    return list[random.randint(0, len(list))]

def say_something():
        print return_one_of(["Hello World!", "Hi!", "How you doin'?"])
        return say_something()



This is obviously an example, but there are people who do this and claim to have “fixed the problem”.

Let me reiterate: the fact that your code does not raise any exceptions does NOT mean that it is not broken code!

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