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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-26 09:12:40

Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

> More flexible solution is not nesseserility more complex.

I agree. I'm not saying that flexibility is to be avoided.
It's just something to be careful with. As you say, it requires
good modeling.

>>I'm not saying that flexibility or genericity is bad. But it comes
>>with a price.
> What kind of price? Perforamce, usability, space?

End-users work in a problem domain with its own vocabulary and semantics.
Libraries / frameworks such as boost have their own, and so there's already
a potential for an impedance mismatch.
The more a user is required to learn about aspects unrelated to his own
problem domain just because the tools he wants to use are generic and applicable
to a broad range of domains the larger is this gap. It's a trade-off.


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