Programming language failings [was Re: strangest systems I've sent email from]

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Apr 29 15:11:46 CDT 2016

> On Apr 29, 2016, at 4:03 PM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:
> On 4/29/16 12:43 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> I don't know what people do now.
> Find libraries that other people have written, glue something together, and
> move on to the next project/job.
> Then scream if you try to rebuild it later and the new version of the libraries
> didn't maintain backwards compatibility and the guy who glued it togther is gone.

Yes, backward compatibility is that a lot of people have never even heard of, let alone care about.  Sigh.  Networking people tend to be better at this (though even there you can find failures).


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