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Re: Date's First Great Blunderhcgjy

From: Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 19:04:50 -0300
Message-ID: <pan.2004.04.20.22.04.50.200852@dutra.fastmail.fm>


Em Tue, 20 Apr 2004 13:18:47 -0500, Dawn M. Wolthuis escreveu:

> it is a good idea to map an approach such as XML to a more
> rigorous model as it can help us learn more about how to "do it right"
> even if it did not originate out of any formal reasoning effort. As good
> as it is to learn from a mathematical model of a particular aspect of our
> work, it is important not to be a slave to the application of mathematical
> rigor to every aspect of software development.

        How one is a slave of a model if he finds it useful, simple, powerful, consistent?

        How exactly XML is supposed to give us any benefit?

        Mapping garbage to a more rigorous model will give us rigourous garbage.

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