Re: Postel's law
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 22:21:58 -0700
David BL <davidbl_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
>Have you heard of Postel's Law?
> "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you
>I can imagine it being applied to many things. Eg file formats, APIs,
>compilers, databases ...
>I think it generally leads to unnecessary complexity and sweep errors
>under the carpet.
Joel Spolsky said it well: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/03/17.html
Computerese Irregular Verb Conjugation:
I have preferences. You have biases. He/She has prejudices.Received on Sat May 24 2008 - 07:21:58 CEST