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From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-17 23:21:56

Hi Joel!

On 9/17/06, Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Fair enough. Perhaps I was just taken aback by the hype. I find it
> alarming whenever I read things like "the next big thing", a
> "revolution", etc. Reminds me a lot about Java. (sorry, can't resist).

Yeah... I kinda glossed over that, and was just amazed at the
"readable" sample that the guy in the video was showing (in the ruby
examples). :-) I never really took it as a "revolution" or "next big
thing". :-D However I agree about the Java comment. :-D

> Anyway, I should assert (pardon the pun ;) ) that behavior
> specification in code (as a DSEL?) is an illusion. People
> would tend to believe that with it, you can specify a program
> behavior and get away with no documentation. Proof in point:
> Richard Newman's post (unless I misunderstood him). That makes
> me worry.

It's a bit of a stretch, but I think the BDD interface to
specification as opposed to the Assert methods for TDD are mere
alternatives to each other. Because:


Is pretty much tantamount and equivalent to:


It's a case of "Tomaytoe" "Tomahtoe" :-D

Dean Michael C. Berris
C++ Software Architect
Orange and Bronze Software Labs, Ltd. Co.
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