[plt-scheme] Perplexed Programmers

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com (hendrik at topoi.pooq.com)
Date: Tue Aug 28 11:13:49 EDT 2007

On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 03:47:55PM -0400, Anton van Straaten wrote:
> All of the above is just one dimension of the problem.  There are many 
> others.  An oft-discussed one which tends to come into play in this sort 
>  of development are the typical corporate approaches to project 
> management, which don't apply well to software development.  Stories 
> about this abound on the web, e.g. Reg Braithwaite's recent article 
> about software not being made of bricks: 
> http://weblog.raganwald.com/2007/08/bricks.html

Bricks are all alike.  Perhaps the most important way in which 
programming differs from brickmaking is this:  When you have a million 
things all alike, you make one, then call it a million times.

-- hendrik

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