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Re^4: We are the logisticians of information

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jul 10, 2004 at 02:54 UTC ( #373298=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: We are the logisticians of information
in thread Programming is combat

This is a straw man. Requirements are the "what". Design is the "how". If I was handed a complete design, of course a compiler could translate that into a program a computer could understand. But, translating requirements into an appopriate design is the job of the programmer, at least in my experience. The actual typing is a side effect of the job.

I look at it as an artform. Some people work in paint or food. I work in programming languages. The requirements could be "I want a picture of the Pieta." The design is the artistic layout - "The Virgin is on the left, the Christ-child on the right." The compiler is "Sculpt it in marble" or "Sculpt it in papaya". :-)

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We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

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[Corion]: Meh. I get the feeling I should post a call-to-action for people to test their modules with the upcoming 5.26 (or 5.25.latest), as it seems that the smoke testers don't really weed out modules that fail without . in @INC
[Corion]: But without instructions on how to easily test things yourself, I don't think such a call to arms is helpful
[Corion]: (this post on nntp.perl.org / p5p makes it seem to me that smoke testers seem to have a blind spot there)
[Corion]: Hmmm. Maybe setting $ENV{PERL5LIB}=" some path without dot"; perl Makefile.PL; make test already is enough to locally test your module...
[Corion]: Meh, no, will need a BEGIN hook...
[Corion]: ... and PERL5OPT does not like -e in it :-(

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