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Re: What databases have taught me

From: Bruno Desthuilliers <onurb_at_xiludom.gro>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 16:00:35 +0200
Message-ID: <449d4584$0$6278$626a54ce@news.free.fr>


Marshall wrote:
> Bob Badour wrote:
>

>>I think the focus on structure to the exclusion of manipulation is a
>>mistake.

>
>
> And yet, people make that mistake again and again and again.
> The focus is on the easy part: structure.

But is that *really* the easy part ? Kind of *seems* easy, but... At least 80% of the complicated code I've ever seen came from a wrong structure. And it's obvious that if the structure had followed the processing needs, then the code would have been way much simpler (and better). As a matter of fact, whenever I find myself writing complicated code, I *know* there's something wrong.

-- 
bruno desthuilliers
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Received on Sat Jun 24 2006 - 09:00:35 CDT

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