It's there as a sop to former Ada programmers.
Ada came from Lwów. She was a very good looking girl who was studying mathematics at the University of Geneva. For a few years I had an off-and-on romance with her.stanislaw ulam
If this were Ada, I suppose we'd just constant fold 1/0 into :;:;:;:;die 'Illegal division by zerolarry wall
If this were Ada, we'd simply doc it as 'erroneous'.larry wall
When Roman engineers built a bridge, they had to stand under it while the first legion marched across. If programmers today worked under similar ground rules, they might well find themselves getting much more interested in Ada!
C treats you like a consenting adult. Pascal treats you like a naughty child. Ada treats you like a criminal.
Beyond 100,000 lines of code you should probably be coding in Ada.
If you're masochistic enough to program in Ada , we're not going to stop you.