Dean Asmussen ( wrote:

>I know that I sound like I'm whining at this point (and perhaps I am), but
>WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL with compiling all programs that access a given file???

Basically, time and resources. If I make a quick program change I want
to test it right away without recompiling half a dozen other programs in
my development library. Art needed to get a change out to the customer
fast. He took a calculated risk, which he judged to be not significantly
greater than zero. He then used the following weekend to gobble up the
necessary resources and restore the clients database to A1 condition.
I'd go along with that.

It's analogous to a garage doing a temporary but acceptable repair on
your car to keep you running until you can spare the time to bring it in
again and have the job done properly.

Dave Kahn - TCO, Tengiz, Kazakstan

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