• Subject: RE: What counts as technically slick?
  • From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:41:57 -0500


Simple is in the eye of the beholder.

For my example I'll use List user spaces.  Often used by many API's.  There
are a few ways of reading these.  Two that I can think of are using
pointers or using QUSRTVUS.  Originally being pointer phobic I chose the
QUSRTVUS.  However, I would get shamed by the more knowledgeable.  Instead
of getting defensive (TAKE A LESSON HERE!) I studied the pointers.
Actually the logic is much simpler and easier to understand.  I've never
coded assembler, C, MI or any other such language either.  I couldn't
convince one other API user.  So I convinced one of his two sons, who also
works here.  He convinced his dad.

Rob Berendt

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My guiding principles are;

Simple Engineering is Great Engineering
KISS
Elegance in Simplicity

Einstein said(I believe)
"To make something as simple as possible,   But no simpler"

However like beauty,   the definition of the above in any particular
implementation is in the eye of the beholder.


John Carr

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