death by software engineering

sateesh narahari
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 13:09:36 -0700

Insecure software programmers have the tendency to create a wrapper on a
wrapper on a wrapper on a #defined Macro which is really redefinition of a
Win32 constant.

Get a motivational sucker to cheer them up, but don't switch to decaf. Lack
of coffee is the root cause of all the evil in software world. Never hire a
programmer who has never been to starbucks :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucas Gonze" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: death by software engineering

> Ok, I'm hacking for fun within an established project.  This should be
quick and
> easy, except that the coders are so incredibly conscientious that every
> line of code is a maze of config files, flag Interfaces, constant
> located elsewhere, names of constant declarations loaded elsewhere that
> themselves loaded elsewhere, etc.  So, in full whiner mode, I have this
point to
> make about software engineering: when your your wrappers have grown
> it's time to switch to decaf.