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#define SOAPBOX

Data will contain errors and inconsistencies, and the only player that can detect them is: the computer itself.

if the computer detects that it is in a situation where it cannot meaningfully continue, it should not allow itself to continue.

Only the computer can make that determination.

If the software does not aggressively test its data, it is usually impossible to determine whether the problem is with the software or with the data or both.

Per contra, if it does do so, it becomes impossible to assert that the input data does not contain the issues that are being tested for ... a very important thing to be able to say in a real-world production setting, where hundred-megabyte input files are common.

#undef SOAPBOX

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