Re: Date's First Great Blunderhcgjy
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 11:50:45 GMT
"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
> As good as it
> is to learn from a mathematical model of a particular aspect of our work,
> is important not to be a slave to the application of mathematical rigor to
> every aspect of software development.
If you work somewhere that excessive mathematical rigor is a genuine problem, then I envy you. I hardly believe, however, that that's a troubling issue in this industry.
I'd almost rather someone picked a poor model than no model at all (which is the same as a poor ad hoc model), as that lesser model at least gives a basis for comparison (without a controlled empirical study that may or may not address real issues).