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Re: [Axiom-developer] Turtles all the way down.

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Turtles all the way down.
Date: 03 Nov 2006 06:02:29 +0100

root <address@hidden> writes:


| Part of the difficulty in our discussions is that we are often
| arguing from different starting points. I tend to start from
| the philosophy and work "top down" and insist that the ideas
| should shape the tools, Some others tend to start with the tool 
| and work "bottom up", insisting that the tools should shape the
| ideas. The results lie somewhere in between. Running code tends
| to determine the actual result.

I think most of what you said is close to a good summary.  Except the
paragraphs on "bottom up", where I'm having difficulty to  see who are
proposing/insisting that the tools should shape the ideas, and how
that is different from your perspective.

-- Gaby

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