Subject: Re: Lisp syntax, what about resynchronization?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/06/10
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <7jo1jg$>
Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| structure only appears a priori evident to people who didn't build it.

I believe it was David Parnas who said something to the effect that
a well-crafted program will always *look* (a posteriori) like it was
written in one fell swoop out of whole cloth (that is, look like an
a priori design), but in fact it never is.

[Sorry I've forgotten the exact reference, but IIRC it was an article
about growing the documentation & the program together in the face of
changing requirments or something like that...]


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