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  • I guess that confirms the old adage that for any simple, straightforward problem exists an equally Byzantinely circonvoluted solution.

    (although I guess that in these days and age of AJAX, our Rude Golberg-wannabe could have done much, much worse...)
    • Speaking of which, the-place-i-work-for quite possibly be using Yahoo UI (or,
      similar) -- collection of JavaScript code, uses anonymous functions to pretend
      class-y -- just to have expanding menus based on mouse movement. That does not
      faze the head developer as, paraphrased here, all the code would be only be some
      80-100 kB and would be cached for a week; further, the appearance of JavaScript
      code used as OO-like trumps the previous objection in any case.

      Ok, I can discount the last reason as OOP seems to be *SO BIG* with him (for he dealt
      w/ hairy spaghetti code in another language which I have to maintain now & then, thus
      can sympathize). Not caring for the user who would be pulling down a major
      portion of unused code, however, makes me to start a job search anew (it has been only
      about two months on the current job).

      Lax, or lack of, security policies is another reason for a new job, but that is
      another rant^Wstory.
      - parv