!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: allisonp_at_world.std.com <(allisonp_at_world.std.com)>
Date: Thu Apr 6 12:07:22 2000

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> You can't blame Microsoft for allowing YOU to write buggy code. I've never
> been shown a case where it's impossible to write the code so it correctly

Sure I can. Buggy libs and DLLs, IDEs that work sorta. This is true for
any language that inherent bugs that you have to first find to program
around or avoid.

> You did catch the point that VB is often used simply as a band-aid. It does
> this well. If you work as a consultant, you don't work for engineers, you
> work for managers. They like to point out a problem and have you fix it.
> No muss, no fuss, just dispatch the problem in the quickest way possible.
> That ends up costing them less most of the time. Sometimes it's not the
> right approach.


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