What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Thu Oct 7 16:46:31 UTC 2004

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Mick Weiss wrote:
> I guess the idea is to use the right tool for each job.

But wouldn't an even better idea be to use one integrated tool that 
accomplishes both jobs well?  I'm all for the UNIX toolkit philosophy to 
API's of various kinds whether they be web services, libraries, or the 
command line.  But the Perl philosophy of throw all the good stuff in one 
pot and let it simmer is much more appropriate at the level of application 
design.  The simmering part of the process may be painful at times, but 
the results can be quite nice.  (Think Linux and Firefox.)


There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make 
it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way 
is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
  -- C.A.R. Hoare

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