All:

Well, I hadn't intended to start a riot about the Cycle.  From the responses 
received so far, it seems I'm one of the few _not_ using it (at least on a 
regular basis).  I learned the cycle in school, and at my first RPG position 
(S/36 & RPG II) I started out only using the cycle.  This is the first time 
I've heard such vehemence for _not_ using it!

Obviously, every language, tool, etc., has it strengths/weaknesses.  I still 
use it for the "quick-and-dirty" fixes/reports, but find structured-code much 
easier to follow, including writing my own level breaks, especially for 
maintenance purposes.  My arguments won't sway anyone who really wants to use 
it, nor was that my intention...if you like it...use it.  I'm just expressing 
my opinion.

Now, as I'm about to go home for the rest of the year (gee, I wish it was 
January 1 and I was still able to say that!), I'd better find some ice and 
bandages to soothe my aching head.    ;-)

Happy New Year to all, and to all, a Good Cycle!
Bruce Guetzkow
Team Coordinator, Applications Development
Highsmith Inc.
W5527 Highway 106 P.O. Box 800
Fort Atkinson, WI  53538-0800
Tel (920) 563-9571  Fax (920) 563-7395
EMAIL bguetzkow@highsmith.com

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