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Re: OT: Why is C so popular?

On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 22:42:47 -0500
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> After having worked in a shop that gave only lip service to the
> SDLC, I can guarantee you that in large projects, it is *absolutely*
> *positively* 115% necessary.  In management's rush to kiss the
> customer's arse and promise the world, next week, we were forced
> to create some Really Bad C, and had to spend years correcting it,
> while also generating new sub-systems and enhancing the old stuff.

    I've been on the other end of the scale.  I was in a shop where it was
paramount and management didn't understand that part of it was "It'll be ready
when its ready" and insisted on hard and fast deadlines.  Not for customer's
sake but for internal matters.  

         Steve C. Lamb         | I'm your priest, I'm your shrink, I'm your
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