debugging a compiler is when all the useless garbage a programming language barfs out when it fails is actually useful, case in point the 0x00019 in this stack trace

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because it lets me pinpoint exactly where in the bytecode things are breaking 🔬🤔

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@nasser I'm very fond of Java/JVM exceptions. More fun than playing "guess all the things that might have gone wrong?"

@kaffiene you mean because a method has to declare what it might throw?

@nasser no, I was thinking of programming C/C++ when your machine woukd blue screen or just die altogether. Not fun. Languages in general have gotten better at stack traces on crash

@kaffiene ah yeah. this is a compiler I wrote so when the stack traces are not good I have no one to blame but myself 😅

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