Thursday, May 17, 2007

Heuristic

"A heuristic is a technique that helps you look for an answer. Its results are subject to a chance because a heuristic tells you only how to look, not what to find. It doesn't tell you how to get directly from point A to point B; it might not even know where point A and point B are. In effect, a heuristic is an algorithm in a clown suit. It's less predictable, it's more fun, and it comes without a 30-day, money-back guarantee." - Steve McConnell, "Code Complete"
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