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Re: Modified load-path proposal

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Modified load-path proposal
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 22:59:32 +0000
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

>    From: Neil Jerram <address@hidden>
>    Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:04:58 +0000
>    We could enforce this by [...]
>    I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts (again).
> if your design requires enforcement, someone will want to
> redesign it later to get around it.

Not sure what you mean by "to get around it".  Do you mean that
someone will change the design so that the interface does the
enforcement itself; or that if the interface is precise about what it
allows, someone will want to change it to be more permissive in future?

>  you might as well
> put yourself in the third-party-programmer's shoes from
> the beginning.  perlis sez: simplicty follows complexity.



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