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Re: The Airplane Example (was Re: StreamingXML)

Re:  The Airplane Example (was Re:  StreamingXML)
On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 16:33 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:37:19 -0700, Uche Ogbuji
> <Uche.Ogbuji@f...> wrote:
> > Such scorn easily goes both ways.  The next time I take a plane I'll
> > cross my fingers that the fly-by-wire designers did not trust their
> > event/response loop to cloistered queries written for a declarative
> > engine designed by a grinning third party.
> I find the airplane example interesting, since I just spent the
> morning with my head stuck under an airplane cowling (burned-out
> starter solenoid).  Obviously, my Piper is fly-by-loose-cable rather
> than fly-by-wire, but what makes airplane systems safe -- whether
> they're mechanical or electronic -- is not error-free design and
> implementation, but an enormous amount of redundancy.

Very good point.  Permit me to work a bit of a tangent (normal?) on it
by saying that I'm glad there is such a healthy redundancy on approaches
to XML processing.  A thousand blooming flowers rather than a blessed
one or two ensures healthy propagation of the species.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
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