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Re: A Porting Horror Story

by meonkeys (Chaplain)
on Apr 10, 2002 at 19:53 UTC ( #158124=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Porting Horror Story

Great post. Something like this probably qualifies as an axiom: "understand why you want to rewrite something, and understand what you may be rewriting".

Another issue that I haven't seen touched on yet is the new CTO's ego and political motivations. I would guess that if a new CTO just came in and shot par for the course by keeping the legacy system running well, that CTO wouldn't have much to add to their resumé. It seems like it makes more slimy political sense to say "Everything sucked until I came on board and made it better"; especially if it's not true.

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[LanX]: or other language?
[moritz]: LanX because of usability issues, and the lack of evolvement
[holli]: lol to the robust charme or to the data transfer?
[holli]: it works fine with Lynx though :)
[LanX]: it's easier to patch then to migrate to a PHP board, there are many semantics like linking , authorisation, templates ,...
[LanX]: I've only seen 30% of the semi professional documentation
[holli]: i was just thinking of the bare content.
[LanX]: Plenty of "templates" realised with CGI-HTML-function
[LanX]: well if you want you can fetch all XML and translate it to another board markup
[moritz]: at this time, a migration could consist of only migrating the rendered HTML of nodes

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