Re: Postel's law
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:13:12 GMT
"Gene Wirchenko" <genew_at_ocis.net> wrote in message
> Ed Prochak <edprochak_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On May 23, 10:21 pm, Gene Wirchenko <ge..._at_ocis.net> wrote:
> >> > Joel Spolsky said it well:
> >> > http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/03/17.html
> >Good article.
> > Should we conclude this was a result of the law of unintended
> Yes. It is a case of making it easier in the beginning and
> building up a huge technical debt. How would you deal with the
> situation? Maybe, you have an answer, but I do not think there is a
> simple answer now that will not break a lot of stuff.
> > Or is HTML development an example of misapplying a rule (Postel's
> I think Postel's Law is shortsighted.
> >Something for comp.risks?
> Yes. I have just submitted it.
> Gene Wirchenko
> Computerese Irregular Verb Conjugation:
> I have preferences.
> You have biases.
> He/She has prejudices.
(caution: tongue in cheek)
I think the Federal Reserve has a kind of reverse Postel's law: be liberal in what you issue, be cautious in what you accept. Received on Mon Jun 02 2008 - 14:13:12 CDT