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Re: [XP] How do you divide an elephant into pieces?

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  • Ron Jeffries
    ... A paper airplane. You can t build physical things in an XP manner. Matter doesn t refactor. Ron Jeffries www.XProgramming.com Don t confuse more exact with
    Message 1 of 39 , May 3, 2004
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      On Monday, May 3, 2004, at 4:08:43 AM, Orhan Kalayci wrote:

      > If you would construct a plane in an XP manner, how would you do it?

      A paper airplane.

      You can't build physical things in an XP manner. Matter doesn't refactor.

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming.com
      Don't confuse more exact with better. -- Brian Marick
    • Ron Jeffries
      ... Exactly! Ron Jeffries www.XProgramming.com Talent determines how fast you get good, not how good you get. -- Richard Gabriel
      Message 39 of 39 , May 6, 2004
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        On Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 12:38:52 AM, Ilja Preuss wrote:

        >> Of course, since manufacturing of software is much more easier
        >> compared to plane construction, software development can be much
        >> more agile. However I think general principles are the same in both
        >> cases (SW or Plane)

        > And I think that the difference in time scale is big enough to make a
        > qualitative difference, not only a quantitative one.

        > If I could compile my source code only once a day, I don't think
        > anything I could do would feel like refactoring.

        Exactly!

        Ron Jeffries
        www.XProgramming.com
        Talent determines how fast you get good, not how good you get. -- Richard Gabriel
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