With a bit more experience than you I can say (per usual) that it depends. But the best business answer is usually both. Get the fix out as fast as you can, but schedule the time to refactor the code and get it right. Too far towards one way or the other leads to your hands being tied too often. Sometimes a quick hack makes sense. Sometimes it doesn't. Experience (and not always programming experience) is the best way to determine which would be better -- speed or maintainability.
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I think the parent poster meant that an app stops executing, not that it necessarily gets dumped immediately now. Conceptually he is right, just wrong on the technical details.
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Thanks for the links, I didn't know personally how that process worked.
I was not saying that's a fact, that's just what he said and it seemed reasonable at the time. I really am casually following this. As in, I'm listening and paying attention, but I'm not a wannabe lawyer or legislator or researcher -- I don't have time to be. His solution sounded reasonable and I am familiar enough with local politics and his stances to have an idea that he's not BSing on his answer here. I may not fully agree with what's happening, but it doesn't really matter; I'm glad that this isn't settled, that it's getting more attention. I've also heard there is more to this story than just privacy concerns, and this extra time will help address those issues as well. Throwing it all out is setting the stage for another potential sneak attack. This way it gets addressed.
Interview l heard on the radio to come to these conclusions:
(click the "Interview with Gov Herbert" link on the right side of the video pane)
As a resident of Utah, I've been casually following this Bill. I was very perturbed to find out that it had passed, but I think I understand after hearing the governor's explanation. He gave an interview the day after and said basically that even had he vetoed it it would have passed. So he instead amended it, calling a special session so that there would be time for public debate and changes. I don't know all of the nuts and bolts of the process, but as a casual interested party that was good enough for me. In fact I respect the fact that he told the public why he voted for it and why he amended it -- it was in everyone's best interest (except Utah's congress maybe) for him to do what he did. He was handed a crap sandwitch and he sent it back to the kitchen, even if he's still sitting in the restauraunt that served it. In the end basically it's a law that will be re-voted on before it goes into effect, with public participation and transparency. The fact that the governor is being given this award over those who pushed the bill through in the first place is fairly disgraceful, assuming that it would have gotten through regardless of what he did.
I'm cautiously optimistic, and I know enough people involved in the political process here in Utah that I expect this won't stand for long even if it goes through in a bad state.
As much as I think this isn't a good idea, as a practicing Mormon, I've got to clarify a few things here.
It's fairly offensive to hear you say that "Mormons believe that the God of Earth is nothing particularly special". We've been given everything by him. He is our Father and we are his children. God is still God and will always be our Father, just like you would expect from a parent. You may grow up and move out, but He is still your father. Mormons certainly believe he is the God of all creation, not just of earth.
To further clarify... I believe that someday I can become like God. Unlike many other religions, I have a decent idea of what I can actually be doing once I'm resurrected (via the atonement of Christ) and living forever. I get to grow up and become like my heavenly parents if I choose to do so, and take my family with me. Not exactly a terrible thing, and not particularly illogical.
On a number of occasions my children (when young) would nod their heads instead of saying yes or no as well as pointing with their fingers. It's funny when I would ask "Is mom there?" and get no answer, then when my wife gets on she asks why the kid was pointing at her. =)
This reminds me of close to end game in civilization, where the AI who has been antagonistic to you pretty well all game catches up technologically with you and passes you in some branches while you're off doing other tech advancements. Isn't always a bad thing, but can be devastating if you're not paying attention to it, and definitely something important.
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While I mostly agree with what you're saying in this thread, apple did specify that they were porting the carbon API to 64 bit and then the next year told everyone (again at WWDC) that carbon would never be 64 bit and they should rewrite using the cocoa APIs. This didn't go over well for a number of developers (adobe was a big one IIRC). As a mac developer myself, not caring about 64 bit carbon I heard about it from a number of sources. Granted, this didn't make it to release, but it wasn't one of apple's better moments with it's 3rd party developer community.
That said, I agree with their decision to go cocoa only and understand it. However it was handled very poorly.