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Re: [oleg@xxxxxxxxx: Interface view of dictionaries]



On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:00:59AM -0800, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> >> With no explicit design goals, no complete implementation, and no
> >> examples of the collections in actual use, how are we supposed to
> >> trust that these won't be problems?
> 
> > If you don't trust me, construct a counter-example.
> 
> That's not how design/code review works.

Tough.  That is the only way you'll convince me of a flaw.  No amount of 
positive proof through implementation is likely to satisfy you.

> 
> > I respect your background, but if it matters so much to you, why not
> > attempt to write a new bag collection yourself.
> 
> Again, that isn't how review works. "If you don't like it, do it
> yourself!" is totally inappropriate. The goal of review is to anticipate
> problems and to provide advice. The author can ignore the advice if he
> wants to, although it's dangerous to ignore informed advice.
> 

I anticipate no problems.  You've made no effort to point out any 
problems that would arrise in an implementation.  I'm sorry that you 
dislike this fact, but going down the route of implementing a collection 
to discover errors will not logically solve your objections.  If it 
finds no problems, I doubt you'll admit there are none.  That is why a 
counter example is the only logical argument.

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