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From Bevan Arps <>
Subject Best Practices (was Re: Init)
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2002 22:01:44 GMT
At 14:53 9/01/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>Would people be interested in such a web page? I'll be glad to head off the
>effort. Perhaps it could just start as a conversation here on the mailing
>list, and I could collect the results in the web page.

I'd be interested in contributing a thought or three for this - something 
like this would have been a big help to me when getting started, especially 
if it included ways to handle common situations.

As a slight aside:
I've found that every system has a "culture" or "paradigm" that underpins - 
more than the syntax of how things *can* be done, it's the subtle dynamic 
that shows how things *should* be done.

For example, Delphi code that has been directly transliterated into Java 
code may run and produce the correct answer, but any Java guru would 
probably throw her hands up in horror.

To put it another way - there is more different between C++, Java, Delphi 
and XXX than the syntax of the language, just as there is more different 
between English and French than the vocabulary and grammar.


"Programming is an Art Form that Fights Back"

Bevan Arps (<>
Senior OO Analyst, ACT Financial Systems

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