• Subject: RE: Re(2): New names
  • From: "John Taylor" <john.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 22:16:56 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

Or, maybe it's just another example of not having the correct tools at your

I believe Mike mentioned that he misses the compile listing from RPG -
presumably for the cross-referencing capabilities.....

"VBXRef 2000

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of utilities available for VB that
will help you do just about anything you can imagine.

With all due respect to Mike, I suggest that the "High Cost of Cheap
Software" might be more appropriately referred to as the "High Cost of


John Taylor

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of jpcarr@TREDEGAR.COM
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 8:38 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Re(2): New names
> <SNIP>
> >I actually like VB for a lot of things, but I've had to force myself to
> >develop and adhere to standard structures, just so I can maintain my own
> >stuff. I'd bet that hiring a bunch of recent grads to whip up something
> >cheap is a guarantee of many problems down the road (but maybe far enough
> >down that the manager  in question is no longer in the picture?)
> >
> > Just my .02
> > Mike Naughton
> Just another example of my principle of the "High Cost of Cheap Software"
> experience.
> John Carr

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