Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Linus says no to specs

I just read this in slashdot...

Linus Torvalds raised a few eyebrows (and furrowed even more in confusion) by saying "A 'spec' is close to useless. I have _never_ seen a spec that was both big enough to be useful _and_ accurate. And I have seen _lots_ of total crap work that was based on specs. It's _the_ single worst way to write software, because it by definition means that the software was written to match theory, not reality."

I have got to say, I have to agree with the chap :)

see slashdot for more info...

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