retvals, terrible teaching, and admitting we have a problem
Really though, this is everywhere. It’s not just that one class. It’s not just that one school. It shows up all over the place. The vast majority of pages about this kind of stuff manage to convey it incorrectly. It’s clear that not only is the horse out of the barn, but the cat is out of the bag, and the whole damn menagerie has cut loose and is running down Broadway singing show tunes. You just can’t expect people to do the right thing when the right thing is implemented this way. Too many people have voted with their feet and have decreed that they are just going to not check, and whatever happens, happens.