• Subject: RE: Soapbox: RPG Cycle
  • From: Bob Crothers <bcrothers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 22:05:32 -0500

Bruce,

But we all where in SoapBox mode!  And a riot about the Cycle is 
much better than some of the others I've seen & participated in! 
 And during the entire thing, not a single flame!  The closest 
thing to a flame was my comment about "kids"...and that was just 
an old geezer (me) talking. <g>

Have a safe New Years and watch out for the Amateur Drunks 
tonight!  (I used to be a professional drunk and even then I 
thought it was dangerous (the Amateur's)).

Signing off now...

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From:   Bruce Guetzkow [SMTP:bguetzkow@highsmith.com]
Sent:   Wednesday, December 31, 1997 2:25 PM
To:     'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject:        Soapbox:  RPG Cycle

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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