This probably explains why the 1st release of anything from IBM works.
Like a dog.

Then, the 2nd release comes along with 'enhanced performance.'  Which means
they let the programmers back into the code to streamline it.   As they
should have done in the first place.

Maybe offering a bonus to anyone who can reduce execution time of a program
should be rewarded...

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@Ix.netcom.com



>This may or may not be true, but it's a good story regardless.
>
>When Micro$oft and IBM were collaborating on OS/2, supposedly the IBM people
>got very annoyed with the Micro$oft programmers for trying to make the
>programs shorter because fewer lines of code meant lower productivity.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: PaulMmn [mailto:PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 1999 12:53 PM
>> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>> Subject: Re: Job Accounting
>>
>>
>> John,
>>
>> Define "work."
>>
>>      Time signed on
>>
>>      Time actually keying something
>>
>>      Time reading something in a manual
>>
>>      Time spent staring at the wall planning what to do
>>
>>      Time spent writing code on a white board, with changes,
>> corrections, and pseudo code
>>
>>      Time reading the screen trying to figure out what the previous
>> programmers did
>>
>>      Time spent waiting for a compile to complete
>>
>>      Time spent keying test data
>>
>>      Time spent waiting for test run to complete
>>
>>      Time....
>>
>> Well, you get the picture.  It's very difficult to analyze
>> exactly what a
>> programmer does and what counts as 'productive' time.
>>
>> --Paul E Musselman
>> PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com


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