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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
> ... My point is not that there are no cathedrals today, but that people don't recognize them as such or see any value in them.
Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Posted Aug 20, 2012 15:45 UTC (Mon) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
(In "The Mythical Man Month" I seem to recall Brooks going into some detail about the distribution of paper manuals to development groups on a regular basis during the development process. Although the overhead of such communications would be less in today's networked reality, it emphasises the kind of effort you need to coordinate groups within a monolithic project.)
I think the author conflates "cathedral" with "software engineering" and "bazaar" with "hobbyist practices" when in fact both styles of development are best practised with proper software engineering techniques. There are probably plenty of cathedral projects suffering from the kind of unsophisticated techniques that the author bemoans.
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