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What is an old concept?
Is a function an old concept?
Yes it is.
Is addition an old concept?
Yes it is.
Why havent't they been abandoned?
Why don't they feel old?
Because they've been integrated wholesale into every modern paradigm. They haven't been left by the wayside for something slightly different.''
"Let me summarize what I'm hearing ... is this right?' when the speaker is delivering a lot of information or things like "Why do you feel that ..." and "How does this relate to ... you were talking about earlier"
Some of the most active listeners I've seen in action also challenge the person they are listening too, rather than just make comments that indicate they are in tune with the 'speaker'.
Also you say Programmer-Tester probably isn't a good combination
Is that true even if the customer writes the functional tests in a special format he can understand and the programmer only implements the code that parses this format and uses the result to test the program?
Is the Tracker or the Coach what others would call a Technical Lead?
Is the Doomsayer an essential role?
what are the necessary/sufficient PersonalityTypes? for xp?
I initially wanted to ask "Why is Customer-Programmer a prohibited role combination?",
but in the process I came up with two more questions:
Why is the Programmer role not to be combined with anything except Doomsayer?
What is the minimum XP team size?
How can XP be adapted to very small teams?
If there are fewer than four people, is XP possible?
Manager and Doomsayer in the same person sounds pretty scary for me. Can this work?
If so, are simple/base types more useful than complex/user-defined types?
But before even beginning to consider whether types are an "ideal model", I'd want to see a proposed list of alternatives (if there are no alternatives, then yes, something is ideal!);
was there one that I overlooked already on this page?
If a person has multiple "classes of licenses",
do they receive a drivers license card for each class,
or one card that may say something like "Classes: A,M,Q".
Should we abandon the concept of type because it is imperfect?
On the other side of the coin, should more "flexible" systems like Lisp (which leave typing as an exercise for the programmer; to make as flexible or as rigid as he/she likes) be condemned?
Types, like models, allow us to grok the details of things or ideas. Like models, they can be tailored to fit the application (is it sufficient to define a set of colors as enums;
or should we use RGB triples?
there are many things in RealLife that aren't typable (at least not without some controversy, ambiguity, and/or arbitrary declarations).
Is a plant a tree or a shrub?
If we in the real world cannot decide such things,
then how can we model them in the computer?
What's an example of an axiom scheme that generates an uncountable number of propositions, or a countable number of higher order propositions, in such a way that it escapes the Lowenheim-Skolem theorem?
which verbs are allowed on which nouns?
Are types nothing but a many-to-many association table?
Is typing just another way to say "validation"?
A person has a jillion traits.
Is each trait value a "type"?
What about user-defined types?
Should a distinction be made?
I've come to the point, however, where I need an answer to a question before I can keep reading. Here is my question:
do types exist in data persistence?
Types are also about abstraction: moving away from the CPU bits
Software produced by now defunct companies, or for historical machines that have fallen into obsolescence, has been described by some as "abandonware" - in other words, software that has become defacto public-domain due to it no longer having an interested owner. The vast majority of programs labeled as abandonware are old video games (often in the format of ROM images).
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How does one set that *after* setup, I'm running MozillaFirefox and can't seem to set c2.com to allow cookie modification? I have to go to UserName each time I restart the browser.
Question is - can you find any examples in any language where the vowel structure goes the other way around?
I for one can't imagine anyone saying "Tock-Tick".
So, I'd be very interested in examples - thank you. ... my experience is that programmer types tend to have a passing interest in linguistics.
I presume the pattern you haven't described explicitly is "in (pseudo-)words with syllables that repeat consonant structure and vary only vowels, the syllable that contains the letter i will always be first"?
No, the pattern is that things more marked in obstruency come first. StephenPinker?? has a discussion about this; it certainly has been studied. I don't recall whether anyone has done a good study in terms of language universals, as opposed to within individual languages like English, or not, but Pinker would be a good place to start - and has a pretty good bibliography. -- dm
I'm missing something. How is "tock" more markedly obstruent than "tick"?
Well, actually he said "...vowels where the tongue is high and in the front always come before the vowels for which the tongue is low and in the back. No one knows why they are aligned in this order, but it seems to be a kind of syllogism from two other oddities. The first is that words that connote me-here-now tend to have higher and fronter vowels than verbs that connote distance from "me": me versus you, here versus there, this versus that. The second is that words that connote me-here-now tend to come before words that connote literal or metaphorical distance from "me" (or a prototypical generic speaker): here and there (not there and here), this and that, now and then, father and son, man and machine, friend or foe, [and so on...] The syllogism seems to be: "me" = high front vowel; me first; therefore, high front vowel first. It is as if the mind just cannot bring itself to flip a coin in ordering words; if meaning does not determine the order, sound is brought to bear, and the rationale is based on how the tongue produces the vowels."
Pinker, "The Language Instinct" 163-164.
This rule tends to take precedence even over semantics, e.g. "lock and load" (even though loading is done before locking) -- DougMerritt
Specifically, in IbmSmalltalk, any change to the class definition that might cause a problem mutates and migrates the old instance to the new definition at the time the change is saved. The few cases where an instance of an obsolete class survives are caused by various pathological hanging references -- stack frames that refuse to die, stuck event propagation loops, that sort of thing.'
If this is a current problem, will someone please post a terse example (in Smalltalk) that demonstrates it?
mistrust, isolation, conservativism. Plan that your developers will quit in the middle of the project. Assume that the programmers can't design or will hack, gold-plate, etc. Try to get it as right as possible the first time, because there won't be time to make changes. Lock in the user/sponsors to requirements as quickly as possible. Try to make it so you can replace anyone, and hire the cheapest people possible, sitting anywhere in the world. Oddly enough, people get software out anyway. And they do quit in the middle of the project, hack, gold-plate, make last-minute requirements changes, sit anywhere in the world, shorten delivery times. It's actually astonishing.
Could it be because software is really easy after all?
It is interesting to note the type of questions, and the appearance or absence of attitude or agenda in the posing of the questions.
Which restated is: Do the issues in question share important and discussed characteristics?
Why the hell did the wealthy Howells' board a junky boat with a goofy crew like The Minnow?
wealthy people are not always extravagant and sometimes miserly, perhaps it was the only boat available, or it was a dark night and they were intoxicated?
Based on their personalities per the show, the 3rd would be the most plausible, in my opinion. They didn't seem very curious or eager to venture away from the amenities of wealth, always complaining about plebeian environments and people.