• Subject: Re: CHGPF Question
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 00:54:52 -0400 (EDT)


In a message dated 97-09-20 10:24:39 EDT, you write:

> Users needed a field added to the item master to track an atrribute of that

> item. They needed it ASAP (At least they thought so). I knew which programs

> updated (add/change) and which ones just used it. I did exactly what Art
> Recompiling all of the programs, moving to another system and installing 
> would have been a huge drain on resources. Although I did recompile and 
> install all of them on the following weekend.

But what about the person that DOESN'T know "which programs updated
(add/change) and which ones just used it"?  For the "N"th time, what is the
BIG DEAL about re-compiling all programs that use a given file?  I seem to be
getting the greatest resistance from the smaller accounts, which SHOULD have
an EASIER time compiling all programs than the larger ones -- especially
those with a CMS installed...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@AOL.COM

"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
habit." -- Aristotle
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