Subject: Re: Comparing C++ and CLOS -- lack of "encapsulation"
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/08/31
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.clos
Message-ID: <>

* Jon S. Anthony
| I'm speaking of true controlled studies - not the usual anecdotes.

I'm curious -- has anybody ever done any controlled studies on, say,
building an oil rig two different ways just to compare the results and the
costs and junk one of them?  or building a railroad across the country only
to discard the one that didn't "win" by some arbitrary set of standards?

why would we expect the same of multimillion-line software projects?  how
could it _not_ be anecdotal evidence?  it's obvious to me that people won't
be "just testing" something as big as what we're discussing here.

404 You're better off without that file.  Trust me.