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Re: [XP] Re: Patterns are harmful (was: Model/View/Control and XP)

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  • Ron Crocker
    ... ... and it s embodied in one of the rules - name 3 examples of the pattern in use. If you can t find these examples, then it isn t broadly enough reused
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2001
      Ralph Johnson wrote:
      > Phlip <pplumlee@...> said
      > >I detest the subtitle of the book /Design Patterns/. They are not "reusable".
      > >They are "repeatable".
      > The title is "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software"
      > It is the software that is reusable, not the design patterns. We discovered
      > them by reading a lot of reusable object-oriented software. They were (some
      > of the) elements that made up that software. Just because your software
      > has these elements will not make it reusable, of course, but if you make
      > your software reusable then the odds are good it will have a lot of these
      > same elements. At least, that is the argument.

      ... and it's embodied in one of the rules - "name 3 examples of the
      pattern in use." If you can't find these examples, then it isn't broadly
      enough reused to worry about describing.
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