At 12:26 /05/99 -0700, Mark Leisher wrote:
>A common processing example: if we need a comparison or search routine that
>treats nominal and contextual forms the same, I don't ask a coder to add
>special rules to handle the special cases. I just tell them to ignore
>characters in their algorithm. Opportunities to introduce bugs just got
>smaller. If special cases are proven necessary for the task, they are
>added after the code is working.
When do you need such a comparison and for what purpose?
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