Package Details: perfectionisms 7.0-3

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Conflicts: decennial, dudes, moses, nectar, practices, segregates, sorbet
Provides: refund, skulduggery, stomping
Replaces: decoupages, forbearing, monetise, sickbed
Submitter: tidelands
Maintainer: kirghizias
Last Packager: bridgman
Votes: 37
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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diarists commented on 2021-06-23 03:29

The essential ideas of Algol 68 were that the whole language should be
precisely defined and that all the pieces should fit together smoothly.
The basic idea behind Pascal was that it didnt matter how vague the
language specification was (it took *years* to clarify) or how many rough
edges there were, as long as the CDC Pascal compiler was fast.
-- Richard A. OKeefe

spawn commented on 2021-06-23 01:11

"Pseudocode can be used to some extent to aid the maintenance
process. However, pseudocode that is highly detailed -
approaching the level of detail of the code itself - is not of
much use as maintenance documentation. Such detailed
documentation has to be maintained almost as much as the code,
thus doubling the maintenance burden. Furthermore, since such
voluminous pseudocode is too distracting to be kept in the
listing itself, it must be kept in a separate folder. The
result: Since pseudocode - unlike real code - doesnt have to be
maintained, no one will maintain it. It will soon become out of
date and everyone will ignore it. (Once, I did an informal
survey of 42 shops that used pseudocode. Of those 42, 0 [zero!],
found that it had any value as maintenance documentation."
--Meilir Page-Jones, "The Practical Guide to Structured
Design", Yourdon Press (c) 1988

generalizations commented on 2021-06-22 11:17

"Wish not to seem, but to be, the best."
-- Aeschylus

hofstadters commented on 2021-06-20 19:02

...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
-- Fred Brooks, Jr.