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Re^3: Feature or Bug ?

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Sep 16, 2005 at 03:38 UTC ( #492518=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Feature or Bug ?
in thread Feature or Bug ?

I may not necessarily have the same criteria for good software as dragonchild, but no, it shouldn't depend on the person who comes in. I think that's (part of) dragonchild's point.

Anyone should be able to come in, make a change to some small part of the program, and be reasonably certain that everything else continues to work as before, with this modification. I do think this ideal is a wee bit lofty for any set of requirements that approach moderate complexity, but I think I see where he's coming from.

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Re^4: Feature or Bug ?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Sep 16, 2005 at 14:41 UTC
    If you don't shoot for the moon, you'll never catch a star. No-one made it to the top aiming for the middle.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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