Re: funny article
Date: 9 Dec 2004 10:57:15 -0800
Could certainly be; since this industry tends to attract way too many boys in search of "cool" toys, implementations tend to dominate the industry much more than others. Pascal posted a nonsensical bit of crap from someone at a university - it's at , but it culminates in "There is no difference between telling a physician to give Xeloda for breast cancer and telling a software engineer to apply Real Application Clusters for high availability: Both are product specific solutions to technical problems."
Bollocks. My doctor BETTER know his theories (forged by observation and trial-and-error, but not predicated on particular experiments), or I don't care how well he/she knows Xeloda.
I applaud you for it, and am interested in how the notions react with your Pick experience as you continue to investigate.
> > No, I do not think it is connected at all. RM makes sense.
> > is an ugly, ugly kludge.
> Neither is elegant to my tastes. RM set us back too far unnecessarily
> its insistance on scalar/atomic values.
Strange thing to say, since all languages and computer systems have them...
Yup. I'll cheerfully dump RM for something better, but have yet to see it amidst the XML wasteland.