[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Thu Sep 22 14:00:23 CDT 2005

>> "Defer everything under runtime"
> I don't follow this.

This is talking about things like typing values rather than variables
(that is, any variable can hold a value of any type) - basically,
binding everything as late as possible.

>> "Programmer time is more expensive than user time"
> Gah!  While this is true on a per-programmer/per-user basis, there
> are MANY more users than programmers and they'll spend a LOT more
> time using it.

Actually, for most of the software the CS people under discussion
write, I suspect it is in fact the other way around.

This is, of course, more a reflection on that software than it is a
general law applicable elsewhere. :-)

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