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RE: Namespaces, schemas, Simon's filters.
- From: Sean McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 08:45:50 +0100
>Every time you have orthogonal ways of doing the same thing,
>you end up with a cartesian product of cases.
Yes. There are those who find great beauty in these cartesian
products and hours of endless intellectual fun munching
on the combinations - they have the TIMTOWTDI gene.
These people typically love human language
and literature. Many have a background in the arts. Some of then
are linguists. Many of them prefer Perl for text processing.
Then there are those with the TSBOOWTDI gene. They see
beauty in simple things and get their kicks out of
coming up with ways to re-use a handful of core facilities
in new ways. Many of them prefer Python for text processing.
I have the TSBOOWTDI gene. I can think of numerous
people I know who have the TIMTOWTDI gene and
one or two Rennaisance men with both! The latter
tends to smother the former in standards work.
If I list the top ten smartest people I know, 8 are
However the top two are hybrid TIMTOWTDI / TSBOOWTDI.
East is east and west is west and never the twain shall
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