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Re^2: Programming is combat

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jul 09, 2004 at 15:36 UTC ( #373174=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Programming is combat
in thread Programming is combat

In software development, collateral damage is another source of defects; you might try to shove it out of the way (or define it away), but it still represents a pile of new defects, and you're unlikely to be able to avoid dealing with those defects for long without taking a reputation hit.

I've found the technical debt metaphor very useful for talking about this sort of thing. Especially with non-programmers.

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