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Eric Wilhelm
June 30, 2008 15:14
Re: The uselessness of arbitrary Metric gaming
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# from Aristotle Pagaltzis
# on Monday 30 June 2008 14:42:

>But *even if* the line was difficult to find, it seems to that
>just because we were unable to agree exactly where it is doesn’t
>imply that we’d be unable to agree when a metric is way over it.
>I can’t imagine anyone ever proposing a Has No CamelCase metric
>in all seriousness and without getting struck down swiftly.

If all of the debatable metrics were provided as information, rather 
than held-up as a golden target, there would be no need to strike down 
such a thing.

While my list might seem over the top, these are all things which I 
would consider to be benefits in a module.  Someone else might desire a 
CamelCase API, mutators named as accessors, and extra braces in their 
method calls -- but I would rather not have any of that in my code.

"...our schools have been scientifically designed to
prevent overeducation from happening."
--William Troy Harris

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