Re: SLIP working group?


David C. Plummer (DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM)
Thu, 31 Mar 88 13:08 EST


    Date: Thu, 31 Mar 88 12:42:09 EST
    From: rick@seismo.CSS.GOV (Rick Adams)

    --rick
    (Formally trained as a modular "computer scientist", but corrupted into
    a practical "engineer" by working in the real world.)

I've also been "corrupted" into being a "practical" engineer too, by the
School of Hard Knocks. What I've found are that quick and dirty
expedient bit-saving hacks (a) last much longer than you expect them to,
and (b) turn into massive, MASSIVE maintenance headaches, especially
when some other bright engineer decides an extension is needed.

If you still disagree, I guess it's a religious argument and we might as
well stop.



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