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Metaphor - an XP practice

 
HS Thomas
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I have never come across this practice before.
Is it no longer valid ?
The "Big Picture".

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Ilja Preuss
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It is still as valid as 1996. It is also probably the least understood practice.
See http://www.xprogramming.com/xpmag/whatisxp.htm#metaphor
 
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Thanks. That link explains it somewhat.
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I think Beck & Co stopped talking about metaphor as it was causing too much confusion. Now if I could just remember what their new buzzword is ... maybe as simple as common vision. Erp, just checked on XProgramming.com and Ron Jeffries still has Metaphor on the What Is XP page.
 
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Another term often heard in this context is "System Of Names" (though it's not really synonymous).
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?SystemOfNames
 
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Psychologists think dyslexics who tend not to be good at details learn to excel by seeing the bigger picture and coming up with original ideas.
Self-made millionaires are 4 times as likely to suffer from the condition.
Perhaps this is what XP is trying to incorporate.
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Consistent Metaphor
This pattern seems to be consistent with the above.
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