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[May. 8th, 2006|12:11 pm]
Beemer
It's weird, but I find that often the hardest part of programming is not figuring out what to do, but what to call it, such that everything has a meaningful and unambiguous name...
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[User Picture]From: eto_theipi
2006-05-08 08:15 pm (UTC)

Yeah.

I've spent huge amounts of time on my current project trying to decide whether things should be called "Services" or "Servers", and whether the message we send when someone enters a room should be "Enters" or "Entered".

I was talking to someone some months ago who characterized all of the "interesting" problems into two groups: overconstrained and underconstrained. I'm much better at the overconstrained ones. It's the arbitrary decisions that get me. Someone needs to give me an Executive Decision Maker for the holidays.
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