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Re: The term "theory" as in "database theory"

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 16:27:52 GMT
Message-ID: <cyowh.944$R71.13468@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


Walt wrote:

> "dawn" <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1170086916.452985.274240_at_p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...
> 

>>On Jan 27, 3:11 pm, "Marshall" <marshall.spi..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Jan 27, 12:53 pm, "dawn" <dawnwolth..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>We can still talk about simplicity as a heuristic, and from my
>>perspective it is overall simplicity that is desired, not the simplest
>>code, the simplest model, etc, but the simplest overall solution that
>>meets the requirements for the software.
>>
>>Make sense or not? Thanks. --dawn

>
> this last doesn't make sense.

Contrast Dawn's idiotic nonsense with Dijkstra's "austere intellectual discipline":
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD08xx/EWD898.html

Then again, many of Dijkstra's contributions seem like trivialities today: the stack, the semaphore, shortest path. Received on Thu Feb 01 2007 - 10:27:52 CST

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