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Re: Inline VALOF

Barry Cook wrote:
> All,
> Perhaps we should be selective in applying Occam's razor - there are
> many things that are more 'complex' than they need to be but that
> 'complexity' introduces convenience which is of more value.
> Examples:
> - Differential calculus - we COULD stick with "the limit as x tends to
> zero"
> - High-level programming languages - we COULD do it all with assembler
> - occam (see above)


Aren't you forgetting the "without necessity/ unless there is a good
reason" (apologies for my pigeon translation) qualification in "the
razor". So I don't think your examples are applicable, are they?