2002-Nov-11 The Law of Leaky Abstractions

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Original article: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/LeakyAbstractions.html

All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky.

"Abstractions fail. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. There's leakage. Things go wrong. It happens all over the place when you have abstractions. Here are some examples."


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