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RE: Design principles and ethics (was Re: Execute without read(was [...]
RE: Design principles and ethics (was Re: Execute without read(was [...]))
Mon, 1 May 2006 12:52:52 -0600
> > But building principles on the general or, worse, ideal
> case is a very
> > dogmatic position, IMHO.
> You seem to think that a principle and a dogma are two
> different things. I don't see why. They seem to differ
> mostly in what people connotate with them.
They are two different things. A principle is statement from which
correct action may be derived, according to the framework in which the
principle rests. It is provable from the basis of the framework. A
dogma is simply a set of beliefs that some one or some group wishes to
promote, and may be shown to be (or well known to be) false according to
the framework in which it rests.
Principled action is always to be preferred over rule-base action, that
latter being the domain of a dogma.
- RE: Design principles and ethics (was Re: Execute without read(was [...])),
Christopher Nelson <=