From: Chuck Allison (cda_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-21 10:21:13
No, but I first heard the phrase in a NetBIOS class in 1986.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevlin Henney" <kevlin_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 5:18 AM
Subject: [boost] Re: Re: shared_ptr comparison
> > From: "Greg Colvin" <gcolvin_at_[hidden]>
> >From: John Max Skaller <skaller_at_[hidden]>
> >> Kevlin Henney wrote:
> >> ...
> >> > This seems to be a better idea in theory than in practice:
> >> There is no such thing. Theory is Always Right,
> >> Practice is RArely Good. TARPRAG principle. (TM) Max, 19XX, 20XX:-)
> >"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but
> >in practice there is." -- first heard by me from Andy Koenig.
> This is a fairly common quote -- I know I use it, and variations often
> enough -- but until recently had no idea of its original source. A
> friend, Ewan Milne, managed to track it down:
> "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> But, in practice, there is." Jan L A van de Snepscheut
> We don't anything about him except that he was probably a professor at a
> west coast US university and died in an accident. Anyone know any more
> about him?
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