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From Diane Holt <hol...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Buid file parse error msgs wrong when including XML s nippets
Date Wed, 03 Jul 2002 18:38:06 GMT
--- Steve Loughran <steve_l@iseran.com> wrote:
> --- Jason Brittain <jasonb@collab.net> wrote:
> > It's a very small change (a single line of code)
> 
> you should know that is one of the danger signs of a gug ' "It was
> such a little change I didnt think it would have any effect".

There's a great old film called "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House"
that illustrates this point beautifully, in a scene near the end, when the
house is nearly completed, which involves "just four little pieces of
flagstone", a bill for $1,247 (1948 dollars), and the architect's guess
about what all had to be done (ripping out floorboards, walls, joists,
pipes, electical wiring, getting the plumber, electrician, plasterer back
to redo stuff, etc.) in order to get those "four little pieces of
flagstone" put in as the floor around the sink in the "flower room". I'm
always reminded of it whenever someone (including myself) asks to get
"just this one little change in", right before a release is about to go
out :)

(BTW: If you've never seen the film -- it's highly recommended. Very
funny. My other favorite scene is the one where Mrs. Blandings goes into
great detail about the colors she wants the rooms painted -- wonderful.)

Diane

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(holtdl@yahoo.com)



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