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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by chromatic (983) on 2003.07.09 15:18 (#21892) Homepage Journal

    Does it help to make a list of your development tasks and ask him if he knows a simpler way to do it? I always like to learn better approaches.

    • No. I think a major part of the problem is that he is 67 years old, wants to retire, can't afford to, and doesn't have the memory he used to have. He used to keep myriad details in his head, but now they flit away.
      I've tried giving him a list of tasks, as you suggest, but he always comes back with "Well, whatever you think is best."
      Another big problem is the fact that he has no conception of the fact that it costs so much more to fix a bug after it is release into a working system, than it would cost to