The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, Debtember 14, 2021

Putting the “fun” in “dysfunctional”

I finally heard back about “Project: Bradenburg” and it's not exactly good news. The Corporation is using revision 4873. The Corporate Overlords are apparently using a custom version of revision 5076 (custom because it contains a one line patch). No one else is using “Project: Bradenburg,” at least for now.


Also, around the time of revision 5076, the codebase started to be converted from C to C++. No reason I can find for the decision, and it's not complete. So now I have to deal with a hybrid C and C++ project, which is currently at revision 5567. Oh, the desire to switch back to the C code base is strong. I'll have to see.

On the plus side, “Project: Bradenburg II: Electric Boogaloo” (yes, an attempted rewrite of “Project: Bradenburg,” which itself was a rewrite of a previous project that never got into production, which was to replace a third party package that didn't quite do what we wanted and was thus patched to Hell and back) can be safely ignored. I also have a few months to figure this mess out.

Ah, what a legacy this code has.

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