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in thread TMTOWTDI... and most of them are wrong

A correct program is one that needs less maintenance (by definition).
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by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Jul 01, 2005 at 22:56 UTC
    Sure, that may be so, but not inherently so.

    A correct program that is used in production is soon extended with new features. Success breeds maintenance. So a correct program that fulfills a business need may very well need more maintenance than an unsuccessful one that no one uses.

    Also, the business environment may be volatile, which may lead to maintenance in the form of adaptations. That has nothing to do with correctness according the previous specs and weakens your defined correlation between correctness and maintenance.

    /J