Upcoming PBS special on bit rot

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Wed Jan 14 12:59:54 1998

> This is very true. Most programmers don't preserve (at least for very long)
> half-completed software -- even if it was never completed. (Well, Bill
> Gates and WinBlows anything is an exception!!! ;-)

I really do not buy this point. Just about every software development
company I know of uses a revision control system to keep every bit of
working code that the programmers type out. This includes the hundreds
of tiny revisions that are made between releases, even the "dead-ends".

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jan 14 1998 - 12:59:54 GMT

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