"Robert I. Eachus" wrote:

> very difficult to answer questions during system design:
>
..
>
> "Will future versions just be Unix-based, or will you want it to run
> on Windows boxes?"
>
..

>And so on.  In fact I've gotten to the point where I see the lack of
> such questions as a red flag.

Those are good questions of course. But the above one is not asked
much nowadays since in this age of Java, it is supposed to
eliminate the need to ask it.

Nasser