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Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
@Jerry, so you don't like unit tests then? ;)
Jul
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Jul
19
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Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
+1, nice answer - better to consider something legacy from the perspective of the org...
Jul
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Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
I too agree with Jerry's comments here, absence/presence of unit tests in-of-themselves do not really mean anything - and in some cases may lead to false confidence in changes. They are only as good as the guy that wrote them...
Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
Scary, our lead developer is Ukrainian too... haha... I agree with the middle bit of your answer, the first point - not so much - I think it depends on how your dev team is setup.
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Jul
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comment When is code “legacy”?
See, now I don't know whether to mark this up or not, sadly this is true, but I wonder if it's an attitude we need to get away from...
Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
I am inclined to agree with this answer as being the correct "when" to label code "legacy". It's at a point where no new functionality/features could be added, but is critical to the business - so is supported. @Jerry, I think your Java example falls in the category of "Any code that has been delivered" tbh. it's not "legacy" because it's bad design, it's legacy because you don't want to have anything to do with it... ;)
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Jul
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Jul
7
comment Co-worker renamed all of my queries
I think your comment highlighted a very important aspect, you've forgotten the user - it appears she is, and your naming convention really did not help her.. doesn't justify what she did, but, atleast next time, you'll know to consult your users... ;)
Jun
20
comment Why should main() be short?
@Stargazer712, yes you could, but then you've just moved the hairy bits a little bit further along, better to replace with a cleaner options parsing code, but I guess they don't want extra dependencies...
Jun
20
comment Why should main() be short?
TBH, half the code is options processing, and anytime your program supports lot's of options, and you write a custom processor, this is what you end up doing...
Jun
20
comment How far to go with typedef'ing primitive types like int
IMHO, seems like a pretty pointless exercise, but I'm sure some others would disagree...
Jun
12
answered Is there a large bank using Mysql or PostgreSQL?
Jun
12
comment Is there a large bank using Mysql or PostgreSQL?
@George Mauer, really? where did you get this information?