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jschell6-Jul-23 5:33
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honey the codewitch wrote:
Don't you just love those nasty, snarly problems that become a time sink, sometimes for months, sometimes being shelved for a year before picking it back up later and trying again?


Nope.

For the systems I work on...

There are problems which require a simple fix but which takes a long time to find the source of the problem. Those are not too bad.

But other problems can often resolve to the following
1. The architecture is the problem. Perhaps nothing wrong with it when it was created but the business has expanded any now there is no way to fix it without a complete refactor.
2. The 'feature' was added adhoc using often nothing more than a verbal idea. And tested very little. Now it has grown with 'fixes' being added over time. Still very little testing. So now customers are having repeated 'bugs' with it even though there is no understanding of what it should be doing in the first place.
3. Actual known bug has been ignored for years and now customers are actually using it as a feature. Perhaps even in violation of their contract.
4. The very nature of the language/OS prevents a fix from being put into place.
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