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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 16:40:02 GMT
Message-ID: <CJowh.955$R71.13464@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


Bob Badour wrote:

> 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.

And here:

http://www.schnada.de/quotes/contempt.html#plex Received on Thu Feb 01 2007 - 10:40:02 CST

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