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How important is software maintenance?

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Jun 18 '07 #1
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martinig said:
[...] is currently conducting a one-question poll to know
What part of your software development budget is devoted to
maintenance.
What part of /your/ software development budget is devoted to
maintaining C programs?

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Jun 18 '07 #2

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Methods & Tools is currently conducting a one-question poll to know
What part of your software development budget is devoted to
maintenance.

Go to www.methodsandtools.com/dynpoll/vote.php to participate and to
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It is not really meaningful in a research environment.
When I was a games programmer, none. It is too expensive to try to patch a
shrink-wrapped game.
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Jun 19 '07 #3
Malcolm McLean said:
It is too expensive to try to
patch a shrink-wrapped game.
All the more reason to spend the time writing it properly in the first
place.

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Richard Heathfield
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999
http://www.cpax.org.uk
email: rjh at the above domain, - www.
Jun 20 '07 #4

"Richard Heathfield" <rj*@see.sig.invalidwrote in message
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Malcolm McLean said:
>It is too expensive to try to
patch a shrink-wrapped game.

All the more reason to spend the time writing it properly in the first
place.
Generally games are an unmaintainable mess. However in the nature of things
if a game seems to be OK, then it is OK. This constrasts with most software
where the radiation dose can look plausible, but is in fact either deadly or
too low to have a therapeutic effect, or the interest calcualtion can look
about right but in fact will kland you in court.

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Free games and programming goodies.
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~bgy1mm

Jun 21 '07 #5
Malcolm McLean said:
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"Richard Heathfield" <rj*@see.sig.invalidwrote in message
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>Malcolm McLean said:
>>It is too expensive to try to
patch a shrink-wrapped game.

All the more reason to spend the time writing it properly in the
first place.
Generally games are an unmaintainable mess.
<cough>You say so, man.</cough>

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Richard Heathfield
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999
http://www.cpax.org.uk
email: rjh at the above domain, - www.
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