Ken Tilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Having the reference implementation is the only thing that makes this
| conceivably doable in a summer. What you are missing is something I have
| often also gotten wrong: the core, cool functionality always comes easy
| in the proof-of-concept stage. We make these ridiculous extrapolations
| from that to a shipped product and come in five times over budget.
Or as Fred Brooks said it in "The Mythical Man-Month" [paraphrased],
if a program takes one unit of effort, a programming *system* takes
three units of effort, and a programming systems *product* takes nine
units of effort.
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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