in reply to "Chuck Norris"-ing code

I've seen this kind of thing too. The particular version of it I know is managers who will try anything before they change the code, regardless of cost. Performance problems? Buy a (hardware) caching proxy. Buy more machines. Buy a NetApp. Buy an entirely new commercial software platform for millions of dollars. But whatever you do, don't try to improve the existing code! That will only cause bugs.

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Re^2: "Chuck Norris"-ing code
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 05, 2008 at 17:38 UTC
    The sad thing is that their opinion is often well-founded from past experiences with programmers trying to "optimize" things.

      This calls for a total rewrite!

      TGI says moo