[REBOL] Re: Coffee break problem anyone?
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 8-Nov-2003 10:58
> Of course, in cases where the nature of the data are somewhat
> "up in the air" (e.g. the problem is more vaguely specified,
> or the designer is given latitude to choose data/representation
> structures) there's clearly not so much heuristic guidance.
But why do I only ever get such problems!?
> Also, if the structure of the data changes, it may imply
> significant rework of the program.
That's a crucial point. You can be utterly 100% confident that anything that
involves humans will change and usually completely unpredictably. The changes
can hit any part of a system, and cumulatively -- if not instantly -- can have
I don't think any methodology addresses the need for continual, random change.
> Again, we'll certainly agree that the juggling and comprimises
> made when shoehorning a 10-pound algorithm into a 5-pound
> interpreter are at least as much art as science! ;-)
Yes, well that makes it more fun!