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What Would You Do?

Assume that you’re working on a software system comprised of a set of core and peripheral application components. Also assume that these components rest on top of a layered set of common system libraries.

Next, assume that you remove some functionality from a system library that you thought none of the app components are using. Finally, assume that your change broke multiple peripheral apps, and, after finding out, the apps writer asked you nicely to please restore the functionality.

What would you do?

  1. December 28, 2011 at 1:17 am

    What reason would you have *not* to restore the functionality? Obviously you need to follow up and figure out why the tool-chain didn’t show you the dependency, or check if the component is classified correctly, but you might as well restore it in the meantime.

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