A contract is a piece of software


ACONTRACT is a piece of software; it has many similarities to a computer program, e.g., 1) It needs to be debugged by trial runs (simulations). 2) It is likely to be interpreted very literally. 3) Many poor ones have been written. A contract can be poor in many ways: it can ask too much or it can ask too little. Too often a contract fails to reflect the harsh facts of economic life. When bidding is severely competitive, many companies will lie a little and will dissemble a lot

DOI: 10.1109/TR.2002.802885

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@article{Evans2002ACI, title={A contract is a piece of software}, author={Ralph A. Evans}, journal={IEEE Trans. Reliability}, year={2002}, volume={51}, pages={260} }