Andy Melnikov (nponeccop) wrote,
Andy Melnikov
nponeccop

Универсальный наброс

Is X an Y in disguise?
It is something of a commonplace to say that X is Y or Y' in disguise.

But that's completely wrong!

Yeah, X gets A right, and that has become the yardstick for measuring amateur-designed B. If you do A right, your B immediately enters the upper echelons of the B space. Sad, but true.

But in every other respect, X completely fails the Kool-Aid Y Test.

Peruse the good old list of Y features.

Rich C: NO
Multiple D: NO
E: NO
A: YES
Complex F: NO
G, H: NO
Generic I: MAYBE (through X's hare-brained J system)
Programmable K: NO

But most of all:
THE HALLMARKS OF Y HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREME FLEXIBILITY AND EXTENSIBILITY, AND A MINIMUM OF NONSENSE THAT GETS IN YOUR WAY.*
X offers a maximum of nonsense, as amply documented. If you use X', you have 2 problems. If you use X, you have NaN problems.

If you say that X is an Y, you don't know jack about X.
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