I don't know what your point is. Perhaps you are trying to
say that the programmer didn't understand the problem. But
you didn't tell us what happened after the programmer talked
to the customer. Did he screw up and the customer never got
his report? Or did the customer get his report after the
data was reloaded? In the latter case, I'd say the programmer
did understand the problem.
I strongly disagree that you don't understand a problem if you
cannot explain it in a few sentences to someone totally unfamiliar
with the field, and who has no interest in knowing.
After I graduated, I did a few years of theoretical research
at a university. The first nine months I spend studying
topology before I could understand some of the problems I was
working on. Was I a bad researcher because I won't be able
to explain the problems here on this webboard? I don't think so.
If all people who really understood things well all could
easily explain things to other people regardless of their
level, the quality of education would be much better. I've
seen people, top of their field by a large margin, who
write very hard to understand papers. That doesn't make them
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||