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- Subject: Interesting paper
- From: Steve Dekorte <steve@...>
- Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 14:21:30 -0700
I saw this paper mentioned on another mailing list and thought it's
points are closely related to the power of lua's extensibility features:
"Why are Black Boxes so Hard to Reuse?"
``The extent to which ... policies are entrusted to user-level software
determines in large part the degree of flexibility present in an ...
"The traditional approach has been to make the mapping decisions very
early because then it's easier to compile them out. And this has sort of
been a long standing tension. "