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phyllis s norby <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 11:17:51 -0500
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> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 10:58:53 -0500
> From: Samuel Mize <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Anti-Ada Arguments
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > How many of us have worked with these hackers who run out and do all the fun
> > coding only to leave the project when the boring paperwork has to be done?
>
> Agree.  Or how about all that boring work to make the system work right,
> exactly right, in every case, without crashing.
>
> It's not nearly as easy and fun as dummying up something that will
> look OK 80% of the time, and your average "hacker donna" gets the hell
> out of town when this effort starts -- or winds up boosting your cost
> by some unpredictable (but generally large) amount.
>

OR... (perhaps even more common)

... they stay around, working evenings and weekends, collecting lots of overtime
pay, and being hailed as heroes by upper management, while we "peons" know that
they are only cleaning up their own messes.

P. S. Norby

 "Software engineers are, in many ways, similar to normal people"

        --  Scott Adams

"No excuses.  No embarrassment.  No apologies...
 Ada -- the most trusted and powerful programming language
 on earth, or in space." -- S. Tucker Taft

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