The "big deal" - as stated by severl others - is the time to recompile all
the programs.  And as for the "small" accounts they presumably have small 
systems, therefore their compile time would be much longer than accounts 
with larger systems.


On Mon, 22 Sep 1997 DAsmussen@aol.com wrote:

> Joe,
> 
> In a message dated 97-09-20 10:24:39 EDT, you write:
> 
> <<snip>>
> > 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
> did. 
> > 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...
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 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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