RE: bootstrapping

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From: Dan Kohn (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 14:27:26 PST

Kragen wrote:

>I'm curious whether anyone
>(anywhere) has actually tried this --- it sounds like years of work,
>and I'm sure there are lots of unexpected things that would come up in
>practice that wouldn't come up in theory.

Sorry if this is a cliche, but your comment was just calling out for it:

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in
practice, there is.
- Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

                - dan

P.S. I'd originally seen the quote as a sig, but it just took me 20 minutes
to find the reference using Google. The first half dozen links I tried
attributed it to "unknown".

Daniel Kohn <>
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