AW: AW: Dynamic system memory use
Scott A Crosby
crosby at qwes.math.cmu.edu
Sat Feb 2 01:37:45 UTC 2002
On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Marcel Weiher wrote:
> Because (a) other schemes will fail much earlier (b) this scheme works
> better (c) there are various ways of dealing with a failure if you are
> concerned about it happening.
Philosophical question: Is it better for something to fail early, so you
know about the failure and can workaround it, or better to 'try its best'
and fail late, with some low probability.
That is the essence of the question we're facing, there's more than one
valid ways to answer it.
Both answers are valid, depending on the situation.
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