[Oberon] 'libraries' mangement ..etc ?
jan at verhoeven272.nl
Mon Jan 16 22:15:53 CET 2006
Op Monday 16 January 2006 22:03 schreef Bob Walkden:
> > How is this situation handled in 'proper' systems; eg. linux kernel ?
> > In 'industry' don't they have a library catalogue, where the
> > existing procedures are re-used ?
> in my experience of industry, the answer is a qualified No. It depends
> on the size of the procedure, but typically something like Char2Hex
> would be written from scratch every time. This happens for one or more
> of several reasons, including:
> 1. the programmer doesn't know about the library routine and can't be
> bothered to find out
> 2. the programmer wants to do his own version
> 3. the requirement is fractionally different for the new routine, so a
> new one is written for fear of altering the old one
> 4. noone knows what the old one does
> 5. there is no library management
> 6. not written here syndrome
7: It's extra time, so extra money. But issue 6 is probably most important.
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