Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 21:34:30 -0500
Reply-To: Michael S Hines <mshines@PURDUE.EDU>
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From: Michael S Hines <mshines@PURDUE.EDU>
Subject: Re: www.coronadoviews.com Style and Opinion
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At 06:36 PM 1/29/02, you wrote:
>At 15:33 29/01/02 -0500, Fehd, Ronald J. wrote (in part):
>>I recently received a program to polish: 800 lines.
>>Imagine my boss's surprise when I came back 15 minutes later
>>and said that I had reduced it to 700 lines with one find and replace:
>>change 'run;' to '' ;-)
Imagine your boss's surprise when he tries to port the code to a Windows
platform and it doesn't work properly. The RUN's are more of a necessity
in Windows or other interactive sessions than they are in batch processing
(where in essence the compiler can look ahead and see what is coming).
So - are you going to write portable code, or not?