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Re: refactoring when using CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:10:22 -0500 (EST)

[ On Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 09:14:29 (-0800), Noel Yap wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
> 1. You sound like a manager rather than a developer.

Oh, that's scary.  Though I have in effect managed some development
projects, I'm very much not trained in people management!  ;-)

> 2. According to the comment above, you've "resisted
> any temptation to learn anything significant ...". 
> Like I said before, the devil is in the details.  To
> use effectively a tool (in this case, a language), one
> needs to know it in detail.

Yes, the devil is in the details -- that's why I only have well informed
opinions about C++ and can do no more than read it.  C++ in particular
has so many niggling yucky details that it's a real devil of a language
to try to learn to write in effectively.  I've read so much bad C++ code
(and so little good C++ code) that I can't dare even try to predict how
many people might know those details well enough to write good C++
code.  In fact I only know of one person for sure who does know the
details well enough (but I'm not sure he's such a good programmer overall).

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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