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The Senior Seminar in engineering school brought in local design firms to give us an insight into the "real world". One small firm designed telephone PBXs. Before they would ship a new product, they would throw a party and invite all of their employee's children to play with the new PBX. The kids would always trigger at least one undiscovered bug that had to be fixed before shipping.

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In reply to Re: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most? by jmlynesjr
in thread When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most? by ksublondie

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    [perldigious]: Being the ignorant one, my initial reaction to that is, "that's sort of a dick move, a lot of people like me expect column names like that to stay the same, why the hell would you change them like that for seemingly no good reason?"
    [perldigious]: Or is my irritation/ frustration well founded?
    [Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
    [Corion]: ... "changed"
    [Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
    [shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.
    [Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)

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