June 18th, 2008

Fried Brain

Having discovered that no one else had done it, I got permission and launched into fixing up every one of our server transactions so that it correctly serializes all of the information required to make them bulletproof. (I'd thought this was already fixed. I was wrong.)

In the process, I am finding more interesting serialization glitches than I really wanted to see. I'm in the process of exterminating them while hoping that they're asymptomatic.

The problem is that when you modify this many files, you are virtually guaranteed to make a mistake somewhere. The good news is that the automated testing should catch the mistake for me.

The bad news is that this is stultifyingly dull cut and paste work. That might explain why no one else has actually done it...