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The Tao Of Programming Book 1.2:

The Tao gave birth to machine language. Machine language gave birth to the assembler.

The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Now there are ten thousand languages.

Each language has its purpose, however humble. Each language expresses the Yin and Yang of software. Each language has its place within the Tao.

But do not program in COBOL Java if you can avoid it.


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comment Is there a benefit in compiling your code as you go along?
@Ian Thanks for the follow up.
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comment Is there a benefit in compiling your code as you go along?
And for what it's worth, sprinkling errors into your code in this way actually makes the case for deferring compilation. #warning and // TODO: comments are left with the sole intent of addressing them later.
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comment Is there a benefit in compiling your code as you go along?
@IanGoldby: You missed the point entirely and I'd even go so far as to say you elected to twist my words. The compiler can't warn you about missing code in the same way I can't tell you what you'll eat for breakfast tomorrow. Introducing syntax errors intentionally so the compiler will remind you of something is a programming technique; it doesn't qualify as an error or give the compiler psychic superpowers.
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