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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 02:16:57 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 03:39:05PM -0800, Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:
> > In the absence of this level of redundancy, writing the code and the
> > test suite in either order will be "good enough for government work."
> Actually, no it isn't.  Government work requires that specifications are
> written up-front, in their entirety, for all projects defined to be
> "mission critical."

You have spent too much time looking at the plans and specifications
for government work and not enough looking at what actually happens in
the real world.

Most of the time, the specification is pulled out of the air (to
satisfy the requirements) and then ignored completely, and bears no
resemblence to the result.

  .''`.  ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Andrew Suffield
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