re: Towards zero bugs VIEW POST


You made a logic error in your code:

if (hidden) { show(); } else { hide(); }.

I think you meant the opposite.

Also software that is decently complex will always have bugs. Don't get me wrong, you get better at identifying common causalities over time as you have shown here, but given sufficient complexity, you will eventually have bugs. It's just entropy at work.


Thanks for your very insightful comment!

Software, by default, grows complex and chaotic as it develops and evolves. Like a living organism, I think software requires constant action to maintain it and keep it functioning well.

One of my hopes is that we as developers will continue to build upon a body of wisdom and expertise grounded in real-world experience. This shared knowledge will boost every developer's ability to manage the complexity, reduce the chaos and (perhaps) one day eliminate all the bugs!


Hewwo, pwease change

- if (hidden) { show(); } else { hide(); }
+ if (hidden) { hide(); } else { show(); }`.

if hidden is the current state.
OR, if hidden is desired state, change

- if (!hidden) { show(); } else { hide(); }
+ if (!hidden) { hide(); } else { show(); }

You didn't flip the cases when negating the predicate.

Stylistically I would ofc prefer one of:

if (hidden) show()
else hide()


hidden ? show() : hide()

for a better signal/noise ratio (which makes bugs more evident)

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