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Comment on "Sanity Checking for Scripting Languages"
by Scott Stevenson — Dec 26
you can typically write solutions within a scripting language within a fraction of the time that it takes for the same

I think there's something to this, but there's a weird paradox here. You can write code at a higher level in a scripting language and let the interpreter work things out. In theory, this saves a lot of time. But the flexibility also means you can spend hours tracking down an errant comma (I have).

Maybe the best of both worlds is something that does a file-by-file syntax check for you without requiring you to deal with low-level data structures. I don't need my web app to actually be compiled, I just want something to check for what a compiler would check for.
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