[tpm] Devel::hdb - Visual debugging, in a web browser

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Thu Oct 10 23:31:57 PDT 2013

Hi arocker,

On Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:55:49 -0400
arocker at Vex.Net wrote:

> > When I discussed it with the poster's partner, he said that Firefox
> > was ancient because its codebase dated back many years ago -
> Which possibly implies that it works?

Indeed. As Joel on Software later notes in my link
( http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html ):

The idea that new code is better than old is patently absurd. Old code has been
used. It has been tested. Lots of bugs have been found, and they've been fixed.
There's nothing wrong with it. It doesn't acquire bugs just by sitting around
on your hard drive. Au contraire, baby! Is software supposed to be like an old
Dodge Dart, that rusts just sitting in the garage? Is software like a teddy
bear that's kind of gross if it's not made out of all new material?

( Note that Joel has a sequel to this article here:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000348.html .)

> The problem with the IT trade's chronic neophilia is the constant
> reinvention of wheels, and their use in arrangements that have repeatedly
> been shown to fail. I hate having to invoke <boring old fart mode> to
> explain why the new shiny is the same as the broken stuff in the corner.

I agree.


	Shlomi Fish

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