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In article <5174eed0.0208280719.4c293e39 / posting.google.com>,
Edward Wilson <web2ed / yahoo.com> wrote:
>Also, don't forget about IOWA, which was an app server written in pure
>ruby which the original author abandoned for Small-Talk.
>
>I'm sure we could patch together a lot of great code to get us
>started; my only objection is having a quick start only to end up with
>a kludge isn't a great idea.  Better to caulk board this out for
>awhile.

- - caulk board, now there's a design metaphor. Writing out your
design in lines of sticky white goo that becomes difficult to
remove in half an hour. Man, that sounds a lot like some of the
projects I've worked on.

- - Sorry, I just couldn't resist... that image has burned into
my brain. I know you meant chalk, but caulk board could catch
on as an anti-pattern like "spagetti code". 

- - Booker C. Bense

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