10 sec poll - please reply!

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 07:35:27 CET 2012


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM, rh <richard_hubbe11 at lavabit.com> wrote:
> To counter your question.  10 sec. poll for the name for the law that
> states that people will discuss/argue the most over those things
> having little or no significance.

You mean bikeshedding? Parkinson's Law of something-or-other... not
the Law of Inverse Relevance, though the two do discuss the same sorts
of things.

And yet, trivial though it may seem, function naming in a permanent
API is pretty important. Threads like this can be the difference
between coherent and useful APIs and veritable piles of excrement.

ChrisA


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