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re: I agree with you in this TypeScript scenario. But, as for Python (or any similar lang), I'm not sure this would be the case since this even goes a...

Interesting. I tried to find an article about Python and “letting the exceptions fly” but I couldn’t find anything.

One should always choose the best tool for the job. Sometimes that might be throwing/catching an error, and other times it might mean preventing it with the type system. Why limit yourself to one tool?

“When all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail.”

I think the last time I heard it about was in a video or so, but the correct idiom is "Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission"

This video explains it in a nice way: youtube.com/watch?v=x3v9zMX1s4s
And this article summarizes things: devblogs.microsoft.com/python/idio...

Sometimes that might be throwing/catching an error, and other times it might mean preventing it with the type system

I can totally relate after I saw how TypeScript goes (I never used it before, just the old normal JS).

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