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Offline Mithrandir

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« Reply #30 - Posted 2004-06-27 16:56:20 »

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Basically, the paralisis comes from trying to achieve a perfect design using the optimal tools


Somehow I don't think you're a very good software engineer then. The whole point is that there is no such thing as "perfect" or "optimal" when it comes to large-scale system design in software. Engineering, by definition, means compromise - finding an acceptable strategy out of a range of possible solutions.  It doesn't matter what you do. As soon as you start using one technology, a better one will become available to you. Get over it and just make a choice. I'll guarantee you that it will be wrong 5 minutes after you made it, but them's the breaks.  Roll Eyes

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Offline ahristov

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« Reply #31 - Posted 2004-06-28 02:44:34 »

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Somehow I don't think you're a very good software engineer then. The whole point is that there is no such thing as "perfect" or "optimal" when it comes to large-scale system design in software. Engineering, by definition, means compromise - finding an acceptable strategy out of a range of possible solutions.  


It would be preferable if you keep your attacks and personal judgements for yourself and instead just state your oppinion  Angry

I don't agree with neither your definition of engineering nor with the statement that optimal designs do not exist. Existance is one thing, achievability under a set of constraints is a different thing, but I don't feel like starting a purely mathematical discussion about this.

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Offline princec

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« Reply #32 - Posted 2004-06-28 07:30:24 »

Flames alert! Please everyone stop here and instead of posting get on with some bloody work!

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Offline Middy

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2004-06-28 09:18:36 »

Just a note to ahristov

I know precisly what you mean. I have been there a 100 times over. I always end up asking weirdo questions in the forum and driving everybody nuts.

I must be better at thinking simplistict and defining in detail what I want. Before I start coding and failing.

When do I get my makeMyGameAsILike() extension?
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