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From: Noel Yap (Noel.Yap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-02 11:05:14

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> > IIRC, at $70.00/window and possibly over a couple of dozen windows,
> > most don't use the security system for every possible entrance to
> > their
> > house, at least not all at once. How did you go about doing it?
> <ot>
> I don't. No offense meant, but I think such incomplete security systems
> are useless. Wasn't that my point?
> </ot>

No offense taken. IMHO, they are not completely useless. Maybe this is where the analogy breaks down.

For example, a burglar may prefer to break into a house with absolutely no security system than one that's partially secured if for no other reason than lack of information works against the burglar -- the burglar won't want to take the time to scope out
the security.

OTOH, the maintainer of the code doesn't have the option of which code he/she maintains. Lack of information still works against the maintainer which means that any readily available piece of information is worth that much more.

I think having these wrappers won't hurt when not used and will only help when they are used.


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