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piglet

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Re: Vade retro satanas ;-) Posted: Mar 6, 2006 9:29 AM
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"Interfaces were meant to be replaceable. But there's no restriction on its interaction with the rest of the system. That's the real problem. If it does interact with the rest of the system, then you may as well not use an interface because you can't use any other implementation anyhow."

I have never seen a useful piece of code that didn't "interact with the rest of the system". Quite frankly, I don't know what you pretend to be talking about.

piglet

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Writing correct code Posted: Mar 6, 2006 10:33 AM
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"The problem is the not caring part. Eventually, a programmer will come around who does care and has to maintain these wires. If they're anywhere near as interwined as the wires behind my computer, I pity the fool."

If your point is that unnecessary coupling of components should be avoided because it makes maintenance a nightmare, that's an old hat. If your point is that implementation code may contain bugs and needs to be maintained, no arguing with that. What I object to is you and Diggins
* giving up the interface/implementation paradigm, and
* pretending to have just identified a new problem in software engineering that nobody else has ever thought about - "the back interface problem" - which is really nothing else but the basic challenge of our trade: writing correct code.

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