Archives July 4, 2006
You pay for quick-and-dirty hacks (In maintenance headaches...)
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One of the reasons I want to create a properly-engineered second-generation billing system is that the first-generation system I work with has a number of hacks that get around things that weren't contemplated in the initial design of various pieces.
Each of those hacks was implemented using the simplest possible design when they were discovered, ...!-->!-->