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RE: A simple guy with a simple problem
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>, Joe English <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 13:56:28 -0600
The smartest thing I ever heard a programmer
say about his new manager when asked how
things were going:
"Ok, I guess. In another six months
we should have him trained and then he
will begin to do useful work."
How smart is Bob?
Well he knows about round tripping. That
means he knows he may have to go tell
his manager about that problem with an
incomplete and overly simple specification.
Or make sure the contract language is
well-weaseled. In either case, he is
not a simple guy and he has several
not so simple problems.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>If "change 'STUFF' to 'stuff'" refers to the transfer
>syntax, then lexical processing is the correct solution.
>If it refers to the Infoset, then infoset processing
>is the correct solution. Bob needs to take this
>up with his manager to clarify the requirements.
transfer syntax? infoset? All Bobs manager knows
is that valid XML comes in, some local processing
should happen and then XML should go out. Thats
all the contracts say:-)