How many of you are Extreme Programmers?

Robin Becker robin at
Thu Apr 17 15:37:20 CEST 2003

In article <3E9EA707.4DB53582 at>, Peter Hansen
<peter at> writes
>> This sounds remarkably similar to what we commonly call genetic
>> optimisation or evolution strategy selection. There a fitness criterion
>> is applied to randomly selected elements of a pool of solutions, with
>The key is that XP is _not_ applying "randomly selected elements".
>The experience and abilities of the programmer are heavily involved
>in the process.
interestingly genetic programming et al seem to perform worse when
attempts are made to 'direct' the evolution. 
Robin Becker

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