• Subject: Brittleness & Cohesiveness
  • From: John Carr <74711.77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 23:42:45 -0500

E:      RE: IBM pushing Java

From: Colin Williams <Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk>

>Yes, but how does one make an RPG app. "Functionally Cohesive".
>Everybody has there own ideas (although poor programmers have no ideas)
>so everybody goes there own way, and that is the problem.


I believe;
As a matter of fact, there are some pretty objective rules whether a 
section of code is "Functionally Cohesive" or not.   Just as there are
objective rules about a Relational Database(Normalization, etc).

And yes even RPGIII can be written that way to a very great degree.
I gave a session on it the other day in Boston(Framingham).  

John Carr


  at 10:05 AM, John Carr <74711.77@compuserve.com> said:
>I'm doing a session in Boston next week(and Toronto Next month) on this
>topic.   Called RPG & Maintainability.  I go into these topics with
>examples.

>If we design our systems in a "Functionally Cohesive" way, 
>(Even in RPG) they will not be "Brittle"

>John Carr
>EdgeTech
>Have Classes, Will Travel
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