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



On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 11:05:00AM -0800, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >>> If you don't trust me, construct a counter-example.
> 
> > Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> >> 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.
> 
> That's nice. I suggest that you take your proposal to a venue where:
> 
> 1. The burden of proof is on the reviewers rather than the author, and
> 2. Designers are not required to support their proposals with concrete
>    implementations.
> 

The burden of proof certainly rests on the author when there are valid 
criticisms.  Its unreasonable to expect an author defend against 
vaporous claims.  You've made many valid points, including most recently 
the problems with multiple values mapped from like keys, and I'll be 
making those changes.  I'll also be revisiting Mr. Kawai's points to 
make sure they've been adequately covered.  But its a waste of 
everyone's time to dwell on subjective notions of what makes a good 
interface without suggestions on how to get there.  

	Scott

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