Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 09:56:08 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 27, 2:37 am, "Roy Hann" <specia..._at_processed.almost.meat>
> (There seems to be an intuitive desire
> to minimize the number of tables in a database. I don't know whether that's
> a psychological thing or whether it is something to do with reducing the
> amount of code that needs to be written.)
I have observed this as well.
I've seen the same thing in OOP land. As a former regular of comp.lang.java.programmer, I can attest that it was pretty common to see an exchange where someone posed a problem, someone else came up with a lovely solution in the form of a new class, and the OP rejected the solution because it created a new class.
I suppose the desire is to minimize the number of distinct
however any single-metric approach to code quality is going to suck.
Still, it can be kind of funny when you think of it. Hey, I'm using SQL and I need to solve this problem. Why not try xxx? Oh no, even though I'm using SQL I don't want to solve this problem with a *table.* Ha ha.
Marshall Received on Thu Dec 27 2007 - 18:56:08 CET