Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 18:09:05 +0100
Reply-To: Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM>
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From: Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM>
Subject: Re: Replace SAS with another language
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perhaps cr**zy is a bit strong
If they can't make enough profit by using sas to pay
for its licence fee, then sure, sas is not the tool for them.
But I would expect anyone who is not making profits
is unlikely to change that situation, by investing in
a replacement of a sas system that is used sensibly !
good luck to them !
Datum: 07/11/2002 16:59
Antwort an: "John J Genzano, III" <jgenzano@GENZANO.COM>
Betreff: Re: Replace SAS with another language
I think they are cr**zy!
How many years of licensing fees will $2 million dollars pay for?
I don't know what language they want to convert it to, but I
guarantee it will cost more to maintain than the SAS. They would
probably be much better off applying the 2 million to the
licensing fees than to the conversion.
John J Genzano, III
Genzano Software Consulting
SAS Certified Professional, V6
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin 1759
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Abe
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 11:03 AM
Subject: Replace SAS with another language
I know someone whose company is considering replacing two to three
hundred thousand lines of SAS code in Base, Stat, a little IML,
and lots of macro to some other language. Part of this project
would include developing tools to "compile" the SAS code into some
other language. This is motivated by the desire to avoid the SAS
licensing fees. How big a project do you think this is? Is it
doable? The company may be willing to spen a couple million
dollars on the project. What do you think?
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