For some reason people often look for THE solution to a particular problem, ignoring the fact that the best solution to any problem depends on its inputs. In other words, if someone asks you something there are two answers that are always correct: I don't know and it depends. These phrases probably won't help you much if you are a business man or a politician, but as programmers we should feel comfortable saying, specially the latter. Because, that IS what we do, right? Take some input, program some logic and return a result.