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Re: Appropriate amount of abstraction

by DentArthurDent (Monk)
on Nov 16, 2004 at 12:43 UTC ( #408095=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Appropriate amount of abstraction

One thing that has been left out of the discussion, in my mind. The original poster seems to have a negative connotation to just using the highest level of abstraction to get the job done. Myself, I look at that as standing on the shoulders of giants. Programming in one way is science and the way we advance is to do the things we know how to do with the tools we have at hand. So there is no shame in using the high levels of abstraction to do something new. Eventually that something new could become something that someone else uses to do a new thing.
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[perldigious]: Snowshoeing time stevieb? I need to buy a pair so I can walk my German Shepherd properly through the country.
[stevieb]: yeah, I snowshoe a fair amount in the mountains. I also use spikes similar to these very often as well
[perldigious]: Discipulus: alternate link
[stevieb]: LOL you can easily replace "Helsinki" with "Alberta"
[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place

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