Remind students that the computer will run any code that compiles, no matter how unreasonable, because it doesn’t have the ability to determine if code is reasonable or not.

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  • Emphasize that, as a consequence, it is the programmer’s responsibility to ensure the code does what is intended before it compiles.
    • If the programmer does not take this responsibility the computer will run bad, illogical, silly, dangerous, or otherwise maligned code, so long as it compiles.

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