python was: transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2923
Of course. It takes years and a lot of learning to be paranoid perfect.
Nope. They washed but only knew how to clean using spit baths. One thing at a time until the single spot was finished. This is small computer thinking. It was a necessary style of thinking when coding small computers.
Put a two-year old at the console and let him-her play.
transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2927
Now consider comparing subroutines with CISC instructions. And look at compilers analyzing statements from an HLL down to...
Yea, this is why I wasn't a good programmer; I needed to know all the details and all the work steps before I started doing the work.
Nah, engineers are lazy beasties. They got bored and tired of toggling the same keys every hour.
python was: transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2924
Well, RISC was about increasing speed by making it easier to optimize the CPU. You pay the price of more instructions, but hopefully gain by processing them far faster. Not quite the same...
sure. It creates specialization. What I worry about is when the specialization has become so extreme that only a few people know how to make basic bricks. If they die, nobody will know how make buildings and will be in continual patchit mode. Eventually, all those buildings will disintegrate and disappear as people move on to different work.
You are a symphony conductor of electricity.
Sure, you have to do this. However, I worry about those who do this but do not know who to go to when things don't work under the covers. Slathering more blankets on top won't fix anything and will probably create more havoc and breakage.
Yes, this is how a middle clbutt-based economic society functions.
transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2926
Ok, people should not write long chunks of code. But a language should provide the tools for doing so -- because the programmer may be too occupied with some other problem to be able to afford...
Yup. That's my style.
A genius doesn't have to know all the nitty details. The bit god does need to know how to find the detail if and when he needs it. This includes knowing the person to ask.
The flaw in all of these solutions is that it doesn't take into account basic human nature. People will always take the short cut (which is usually the cheap cut) eventually.
Well, this is bothersome because it doesn't keep the imbibers alert to a mess. When everybody buttumes that code X will always work, nobody will bother to check if code X continues to work.
transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2925
David Scheidt ... snipped stuff with silly non-standard quote marks ... Just to use your example, there are several things that can be done to...
No, it's not. They've bandaged their lack of infrastructure with a delivery system that will cause worse problems. IOW, to cure the bug, they kill the patient.
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