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RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 14:07:46 -0500 (EST)

[ On Monday, February 18, 2002 at 10:12:34 (-0600), Thornley, David wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS

Thanks very much for your reply to Paul's doublespeak!  I couldn't have
said it better myself!  ;-)

> Do you realize how much software you have eliminated?  Feature lists
> are what sells most software.  It's unfortunate, but it's true.  It's
> much easier to evaluate software by the length of the feature list
> than to figure out whether it's secure, robust, and reliable.

and that it does the necessary job!  :-)

Feature lists don't usually match requirement lists, at least not in any
meaningful way.  They're merely a quick guide to whether further
evaluation is necessary.  Note that anything with too many unnecessary
features _MUST_ be eliminated first (i.e. before you eliminate the
things with "missing" features)!  There's nothing worse than trying to
use some over-grown top-heavy feature-laden piece of crap to do a very
simple job (M$-Word to writing a simple personal letter, for example).

> There may be more reluctance than is optimal to remove useless features.

You can say that again, and again, and again, and again....  :-)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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