[clug] [OT] Bjarne Stroustrop on [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Thu Apr 8 18:50:23 MDT 2010

To continue the plumbing/engineering analogy:

Plumbers and electricians have a a strong theoretical base to their
trade and indeed learn a lot of basic physics that makes them more
effective at their job. They don't just learn how to weld pipe and drive
a back hoe. But even so, you don't get a plumber to design the plumbing
for a suburb, that's a job for an Engineer (who will invariably have
tertiary qualifications). Plumbers also work within a quite strict
envelope designed and overseen by engineers and connect to the broader
network using well defined interfaces.

So not all engineers stay at university inventing new kinds of pipe.

Also remember that while analogies and parallels are useful for
exploring a problem, the analogy is not the same as the the problem.



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:linux-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Gream
Sent: Friday, 9 April 2010 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [clug] [OT] Bjarne Stroustrop on

To take a line from Mike Bowern here.... "Software development is not a
cottage industry anymore; It's an engineering discipline". I don't
really have anything else to say on this

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