Today's Quote: Fallibility
I've noticed that a plurality of my posts begin "Today, someone said something that I found interesting...", so I've decided to spin future posts of this nature into a their own category, "Today's Quote". They'll be short remarks on something that someone said offhand which made me think; I'll try to stay away from grandiose "Important Quote of the Day" stuff.
Today's quote comes from a talk about programming languages:
"If you're ever writing code to loop over the indices of an array, just assume there's a bug in it somewhere."
(In particular, we were discussing pitfalls of imperative languages, but that's not at all important to what I'm trying to talk about, so ignore this sentence if you didn't understand it.)
Okay, so it's not quite true; I've reached the point in my programming career where, upon needing to write array-indexing code, I am still forced to stop, ask