Like they say "If it aint broke, don't' fix it", so the attitude in most
shops is , "if it works, don't touch it, but if you do, be very, very
careful, and test, test, test"

                -----Original Message-----
                From:   boothm@ibm.net [mailto:boothm@ibm.net]
                Sent:   Saturday, March 20, 1999 5:07 PM
                To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
                Subject:        Re: IBM pushing Java

                I have a question along these lines:  I refer to much of
the old code that I see as being brittle.  I don't know exactly why I
started using that term but it does seem appropriate.  Touch something,
and something breaks somewhere else.  change a line of code and suddenly
some whole section starts behaving differently. 

                Have others noticed this?  Does this word make sense to
others, or am I speaking badly?  It is important to me because I feel we
must constantly fight against this brittleness or suddenly we have
applications that are no longer useful or repairable.  Its usually at
this point that I hear the "We need some PCs to do this" speech.


                In <199903200957_MC2-6EB2-7239@compuserve.com>, on
03/20/99 
                   at 09:56 AM, John Carr <74711.77@compuserve.com>
said:


                >BTW,  With that management attitude,  How come you
still aren't useing 
                >RPGII ?    And I bet they are the same Management who
complain about 
                >their applications are getting older.

                >John Carr
                >EdgeTech

                -- 

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                boothm@ibm.net
                Booth Martin

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