Bill Roper's Journal
Step By Step, The Longest March... 
15th-May-2012 11:19 pm
I fixed a couple of different things that were loading too many files into memory at once. There's still something that's yanking a bunch of files into memory, but I haven't been able to figure out what it is yet, so I'm searching the code for the file loads to see who the guilty party is.

This would be simpler if the fellow who wrote the consolidation logic were the one required to fix it, but that is not the case.
16th-May-2012 02:53 pm (UTC) - step by step indeed
As a long time maintenance programmer... it never is. Not that I knock developers, it is a much more creative job, its just that most often they have dissappeared by the time anyone realizes there is a problem in the code, and somebody has to fix it. And all too often i've watched maintenance programmers go to where the error message happens without ever looking at the related code to see what the heck it is trying to do, and thus still leave flaws in the program. Reading code is harder and slower, but i've frequently found the problem isn't where the error message says it is.
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