Subject: Re: becoming a better programmer From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 20 Sep 2002 21:48:54 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.java.programmer,comp.lang.perl.misc Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Raymond Wiker | Write once, run anywhere is a proven failure in other areas. All software written to a standard specification is portable to conforming translators and execution environments. Has this been a failure more often than not? Have most American or International standards failed? I believe otherwise. What we have is a number of reasons that things have failed that are fairly unrelated to the specification. I have a hunch you were satisfied with observations that supported a simple conclusion rather than looking carefully at more reasons things failed. | Is there any reason to think that the situation will be different on mobile | equipment? Is there any reason to believe the situation will be the /same/ as the long list of failures you think are important enough to overshadow this project? And how long is that list, anyway? -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.