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Yeah, it was tongue in cheek, wives also do the washing and ironing!
Its a tricky thing. Human kids take a long time to grow to adulthood. During that time they are of course dependent and it is a two person job, which ever way it is divided, to bring up kids, but, it is not natural for a man to stay with one woman, any more than it is for an ape to do the same. We arent birds, we have different motivations.
So perhaps we should have kids bought up by the state, perhaps with quotas of births, produced from egg and sperm donors, and paid for, and supported to adult hood, by general taxation.
It is at least a fair system, with every child getting the same start in life. And given the birth rates of many European countries is well below maintenance levels something that might have to be considered.
Of course Huxley foresaw this in Brave New World. A good read, if more extreme than what I am proposing.
I'm working on a code base which has *lots* of misspellings.
Someone wrote a method by this name:
My question: Is that something that should only happen each morning? And at a different time each day?
As [almost] a real question: Why do so many people leave code in place that has something spelled wrong?
If you have a deprecation policy in place eventually (eg the major version after the one where it's deprecated) you can change the annotation from false to true and convert it from a compile time warning to an error.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Once it gets in, if it's used by other sources not under your control, you're doomed to leave it in in some form or another - at the very least adding the corrected one, redirecting the misspelled one to the correct one and deprecating the former.
The real question is: how come nobody checks anything before releasing? At least the interface functions should be checked and documented before release so have the time to make the necessary changes.