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Re: [tlug] [OT] Questions about Employment in Japan

On 2008-12-10 18:16 +0900 (Wed), Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> The big difference is that inside of IT you often get to choose the
> rules for "valid accounting", whereas in business accounting the rules
> may be determined by law (tax accounting), contract (financial reports
> for listed companies), or custom (GAAP).  Accountants almost never get
> to set the rules themselves.

True, but even so, there are plenty of times in IT where you have to
deal with the way the "real world" (if you can call weird business
requirements that) works, and those seem inevitably the hardest part of

Part of the genius of good developer is, in fact, the ability to
minimize these cases.

Curt Sampson       <>        +81 90 7737 2974
           Functional programming in all senses of the word:

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