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Re: name for SEFTable
- To: <mark>, <tribble>
- Subject: Re: name for SEFTable
- From: Michael McClary <michael>
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 89 03:56:47 PDT
- Cc: <xtech>
> From: tribble (Eric Dean Tribble)
> [Quoting Marcm] (note that we can't say ConstX,
> because that isn't symmetrical with our other names),
> Nonsense. Consistency is the hobgoblin of overworked designers.
And bemused hackers trying to figure out what the designers are
designing, as well.
I'm appalled to find the mind-destroying consistency-hobgoblin meme
circulating at Xanadu, and even more so to see it used, even tongue-
in-cheek, in an argument against symmetry.
Consistency, symmetry, and simplicity are powerful design tools.
These principles should not be violated without very good reason.
(Damn it, you pushed a hot button. I'll look at the particular
argument after my blood pressure comes down.)
Inconsistency is the mind of little hobgoblins