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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-28 09:29:24

From: "Terje Slettebø" <tslettebo_at_[hidden]>

> >From: "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>
> > From: "Damien Fisher" <damien_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > > It reminds me of that famous saying which I can't remember exactly,
> > > I'll paraphrase (badly)...if you get 20 people together to talk about
> > > something, they'll sit there talking about the hard bit for 5 minutes
> > > and then debate the easy bit for hours, because the issues are
> > > to them, and it's easier to debate than to think :).
> >
> > See the bottom of
> Yeah, the "Parkinson's Bicycle Shed". However, naming is also important.
> Language shape the way we think, so both words and syntax is important.
> I've heard that it has been said at Boost something like, "Syntax
> or we'd all be writing in assembly."

That was me. More precisely, "Syntactic sugar counts, or we'd all be
writing in assembly"

> I think you may extend this, and say
> "Naming is important, or we'd all write in machine code (1's and 0's)."


           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
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