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Chapter 10. Errors, Good Programming Practices, and Debugging


Regardless of how proficient, diligent, and careful a programmer you are, writing code with errors is unavoidable, and this can be one of the most frustrating parts of programming. As such, dealing with errors preemptively, mentally, and emotionally is a critical part of becoming a proficient programmer. In this chapter, we give a formal definition of errors, provide good programming practices that will help you avoid making errors, and show you some Python tools to help you find errors when you make them.