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[Editorial Draft] Extending and Versioning Languages Part 1

From: Bryan Rasmussen <BRS@itst.dk>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 10:04:45 +0200
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The statement that "The "liberal" style of versioning has a significant
downside in that it can lead to very fragile and hard to evolve software
because the "liberal"ness is difficult to code and it does not force
producers to be correct in what they produce, causing a vicious cycle of
complexity." Should probably be amended to a less broad assertion. This
liberal style of versioning is difficult to code in the large mainstream
languages, and in the more commonly used architectures, but there do seem to
be architectures and languages that would be extremely well suited to
handling a liberal style.

Bryan Rasmussen
Received on Tuesday, 3 October 2006 08:06:12 UTC

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