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On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 17:59:39 +0100, Keith Gaughan <[log in to unmask]>
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> Which isn't a bad idea, but have you ever thought of the complexity
> of these things? Most human endevours pale in comparison to the
> complexity involved in software.

A) You're over-reacting. It's just Philippe. In his world, anything that
requires thought is badly-designed.

B) I agree with you completely. There are more than one billion computer
instructions in Windows. Even within the sorts of tolerances far beyond
the kind accepted for other kinds of engineering, I'd expect millions of
them to be erroneous. Computer systems have reached the kind of complexity
that there's no concievable way to have a modern computer that will work
as designed 100% of the time, let alone one that can be all things to all
people.





Paul