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Re: Interface view of dictionaries

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On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 01:53:48PM -0700, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> Whoah, NOT agreed. This is that "academics, not engineering" attitude
> again, except that efficiency concerns are important even to academics.
> This is important stuff, and I'd appreciate it if you stopped sweeping
> things like efficiency and usability under the rug. Leaving it for later
> is OK, but pretending that they're just "implementation details" is not.

I'm not saying efficiency is unimportant, but the job of a specification 
is to describe semantics, but to do so in a way that doesn't preclude 
efficient implementation.  You don't have to use the spec to beat 
implementers over the head.  


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