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Delaying Commitment
May/June 1988 (vol. 5 no. 3)
pp. 78-86

A programming strategy of delaying design commitment is advocated. It is argued that such an approach retains flexibility and provides an opportunity for new insights and creative design further on in the process. In the context of programming, delaying commitment corresponds to lazy evaluation. Tactics for delaying commitment are discussed.

Index Terms:
programming strategy; design commitment; creative design; programming; lazy evaluation; programming
Citation:
Harold Thimbleby, "Delaying Commitment," IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 78-86, May-June 1988, doi:10.1109/52.2027
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