殺雞焉用牛刀

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Chinese[edit]

to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken where; how to use an ox cleaver; a cleaver for butchering oxen
trad. (殺雞焉用牛刀) 牛刀
simp. (杀鸡焉用牛刀) 牛刀

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殺雞焉用牛刀

  1. Why use an ox cleaver to kill a chicken?
    時候特殊需求製作簡單應用程式應用程式可能執行一次或者永遠應付需求殺雞焉用牛刀寫死縮短開發時間不錯決策 [MSC, trad.]
    时候特殊需求制作简单应用程式应用程式可能执行一次或者永远应付需求杀鸡焉用牛刀写死缩短开发时间不错决策 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2007: anon., Hard coding (寫死)
    Chú cǐ zhī wài yǒu shíhòu yīn yìng mǒu xiē tèshū de xūqiú, zhìzuò chū jiǎndān de yìngyòngchéngshì, yìngyòngchéngshì kěnéng zhǐ huì zhíxíng yīcì, huòzhě yǒngyuǎn zhǐ yìngfù yī zhǒng xūqiú, shā jī yān yòng niúdāo, xiěsǐ lái suōduǎn kāifā de shíjiān, yě shì yī zhǒng bùcuò de juécè. [Pinyin]
    Besides this, there are times when one creates a simple application in order to meet a special requirement. Perhaps the application will only be run once, or will never doing anything else but that one task. In such cases, why use an ox cleaver to kill a chicken? In terms of shortening development time, hard coding would not be a bad strategy.

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  • “殺雞焉用牛刀”, in Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典)[1] (in Mandarin), accessed 2008-05-06