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 Rewrites Considered Harmful?

Neil Gunton brings us: Rewrites Considered Harmful?

"So what do we end up with? Two versions. The old one (which everyone uses) and the new one (which some people use, but is acknowledged to be not as reliable as the old one). Perhaps over time the new version becomes dominant, perhaps not... the more different it is from the old one (and the more things that it breaks), the longer it will take. People have existing systems that work just fine with the old version, and unless they are forced to, there is simply no reason to upgrade."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )


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