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- aren't statistics limited to the statistics used?, statistics like overconsumption...Jan 14, 2013
- All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky.
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/LeakyAbstractions.htmlJan 14, 2013
- Sure, all abstractions leak. Leaking less is better than leaking more, and being aware of leaks is better than not being aware of them.
I like the idea of declarative programming, but I think it's good to discuss where it breaks down, or where we're not being as declarative as we think.Jan 14, 2013
- I agree. My previous comment comes from a broken heart. The heart broken by seeing beautiful ideas break in front of my eyes and the ugliness popping its head :)
I really doubt that we will ever be able to fit our beautiful abstractions on the machine without being painfully aware of its inner workings and constraints.Jan 14, 2013