Re: Nested Sets vs. Nested Intervals

From: Frank Hamersley <>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:35:25 GMT
Message-ID: <hUjff.20525$>

Mikito Harakiri wrote:
> DonR wrote:

>>Properly written Pick
>>software is fast, flexible, stable and easy and cheap to maintain. What
>>more could you want? That's why it's endured for 30 years.

> I have a differnt explanation. Software industry today is very
> forgiving. You can design/implent all kind of b*it you want, and still
> have a paycheck. The list is pretty long: Corba, Application
> Integration, XML, OR mappers, bloated up middleware, etc. Somehow even
> the crappiest products manage to survive in a certain niches. Can you
> prove Pick is not one of them?

All true (don't get me started on my pet topic "instant gratification" aka fairy floss) - even the disastrous ones survive like zombies in the few projects that used them and got to first base for other reasons.

Personally I don't think Pick has those hallmarks as it still has some adherents. However in 30 years of opportunity it hasn't totally dominated the world so I feel quite relaxed about consigning it to the also ran category as I doubt very much if it would achieve that in another 30 years.

Cheers Frank. Received on Fri Nov 18 2005 - 13:35:25 CET

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