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Scott Lanning is currently working in Amsterdam at a hotel-booking company. The following interviews and commentaries are for entertainment only. The views and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the views of his employer or even himself.

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Wednesday March 19, 2008
06:15 AM

idealists versus pragmatists

[ #35936 ]

From Joel Spolsky:

As usual, the idealists are 100% right in principle and, as usual, the pragmatists are right in practice.

I wouldn't say 100%... :) but it's an interesting article, especially in light of some of the discussion about the Module::Install deprecations.

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  • That kind of depends whether you consider me an idealist or a pragmatist.

    My principle? Design idealistically, implement pragmatically :)
  • Ideally, we expect idealists and pragmatists to agree. But in practice, we find they don't.

    Theory and practice. In theory, they are the same thing. In practice, they are not. --Jan LA van de Snepscheut

    We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -Larry Wall