[prog] Joel on Software: Leaky Abstractions
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Apr 17 12:13:14 EST 2003
> Good point. Does anyone know of any non-leaky abstraction? Is that even
Goedel's Incompleteness Theorem suggests no; Claude Shannon says no.
Any non-leaky abstraction would necessarily be of the same complexity as
the problem, hence, it wouldn't be an abstraction.
Leaks are the price you pay for abstractions.
Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
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