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Re: [Axiom-developer] Unit package question

From: root
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Unit package question
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 07:19:24 -0400



It's good to see someone taking the time and energy to document the
background and primary information about the how and why of category
and domain instruction. My hope is that this will be the way Axiom
is developed in the future. The code can always be improved but the
design decisions are vital. I'm trying to document existing code and
the questions ALWAYS arise: "WHY is this code here?", "WHAT were they
trying to do?", "WHERE is this code used?", etc. The questions arise
even in code *I* wrote years ago.

Coding is the easy part once you understand the issues. It is the
understanding that takes a long time. I believe that writing down
what you come to understand is what will make Axiom into a living
system (in the Christopher Alexander sense). Write for the next
generation who will have to maintain it and change it.


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