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On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 12:22 -0800, Daniela Florescu wrote:
> But I also learned that a lot of reinventing the wheel is also for fun.
> I'm not gone
> comment on that. Next time I take a plane I can only cross fingers that
> the people who
> designed the air control traffic system optimized for something
> different then their
> programmers's fun.
Such scorn easily goes both ways. The next time I take a plane I'll
cross my fingers that the fly-by-wire designers did not trust their
event/response loop to cloistered queries written for a declarative
engine designed by a grinning third party. Not even if that third party
was part of a brotherhood of vendors who promised that because some
academic wrote a few equations on a chalkboard somewhere, the
performance and correctness of said cloistered queries are guaranteed
under any and all circumstances.
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Be humble, not imperial (in design) - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10286
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