Throughout the articles here, we will make absolute statements. These are not to be taken at face value.
The problem is that adding “…, except when it is not.” to all these sentences would become boring and even tedious to read.
So, in order to make for a more pleasant reading experience, we establish it here once: When you read an absolute statement, something that starts with “Every…”, “All…”, “Never…” and the like, it carries an implicit “…, except when it is (not).” or “…, except if you have a good reason (not) to.” with it.
This will make reading the articles here more pleasant, but it is also a good mindset to approach any programming “rules” with.
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