• Subject: RE: Software life cycle - was IF ACTIVE
  • From: Buck Calabro/commsoft<mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 15:31:47 -0500


Joe Giusto wrote:

>What ever happed to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." 

Oh, I'm not advocating redesigning every application
just for the sake of having some work to do!!  John
has a situation where he needs to be in the code
anyway, because he's converting from S/36 to AS/400.
During any platform conversion, one needs to study
the code to make sure it can convert properly.  Since
most midrange code hasn't got very good documentation,
this "study time" might be the only real chance to
get a good handle on what the application does - and
so present a pretty good time to re-design it to
make it more robust, modular, etc., etc., etc.

Buck Calabro
CommSoft, Albany, NY
mailto:mcalabro@commsoft.net

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