It’s okay to assert yourself, just be careful how forcefully you do it. (Op. Ed.)

We recently had a good discussion internally about the nature of ASSERTs in code.  I, being the rebel that I am, took the time honored stance of, “if you’ve hit it, you’ve triaged it and changed to code to handle that condition gracefully (at least as gracefully as possible), it’s safe to remove that assert.”  …

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