[Haskell-cafe] To  Or Not To 
heraldhoi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 07:19:54 UTC 2017
"It is more important to have the right problem
done the wrong way, than to have the wrong problem done
the right way."
Sounds like a nonsense. Does "problem done the wrong way" implies the
problem indeed isn't solved at all, doesn't it?
пт, 10 мар. 2017 г. в 10:42, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu>:
> This stirred ancient memories in praise of wrong programs:
> > > * If your program sorts a list, then your program is wrong.
> > This seems a very strange claim.
> > The whole thing is an abuse of the word "wrong".
> > A program can be all of ugly, inefficient, unidiomatic,
> > &c &c without being WRONG.
> Fifty-plus years ago, when computing was 1000 times slower
> and cost $600/hour, it was typical for professional programmers
> to mediate between scientists and computers so that
> those expensive machines would be used efficiently. At Bell
> Labs, though, Dick Hamming insisted on open-shop computing
> because "It is more important to have the right problem
> done the wrong way, than to have the wrong problem done
> the right way."
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