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Re^2: XY Problem

by Anonymous Monk
on May 04, 2008 at 17:22 UTC ( #684450=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: XY Problem
in thread XY Problem

New? 1989? I started programming as a H.S. student in 1965 and it wasn't much later that I first encountered and identified the problem of fellow students asking how to do something that wasn't really what they wanted to do. Later, as a professional, I learned that this was codified in the notion of requirements ... something that most hackers don't seem to know much about.

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